Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of information on claims forms, applications and related documents, and company records. Update existing policies and company records to reflect changes requested by policyholders and insurance company representatives. Excludes "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
218,630 1.4 % $17.72 $36,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.07 $13.92 $16.93 $20.74 $24.94
Annual Wage (2) $25,120 $28,960 $35,210 $43,140 $51,870


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 109,200 9.39 $17.95 $37,330
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 85,620 9.77 $17.42 $36,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,910 0.26 $18.42 $38,310
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,820 0.22 $16.47 $34,250
Employment Services 1,660 0.06 $17.17 $35,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 85,620 9.77 $17.42 $36,220
Insurance Carriers 109,200 9.39 $17.95 $37,330
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 1,650 3.77 $19.61 $40,790
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 850 0.33 $16.00 $33,280
Office Administrative Services 1,230 0.30 $17.51 $36,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 60 0.01 $25.51 $53,070
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 140 0.03 $20.53 $42,690
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $19.92 $41,440
State Government (OES Designation) 1,100 0.05 $19.88 $41,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 350 0.01 $19.66 $40,890


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 26,990 1.92 1.13 $18.94 $39,400
Florida 16,460 2.30 1.35 $15.86 $32,990
Ohio 14,660 2.94 1.73 $17.14 $35,640
Texas 13,370 1.30 0.76 $16.08 $33,440
Pennsylvania 10,760 1.94 1.14 $19.26 $40,050




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 4,270 4.72 2.77 $16.95 $35,260
North Dakota 1,260 3.39 1.99 $14.72 $30,610
South Dakota 1,250 3.18 1.87 $12.83 $26,680
Ohio 14,660 2.94 1.73 $17.14 $35,640
Wisconsin 7,040 2.66 1.56 $16.78 $34,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.44 0.26 $22.54 $46,880
Massachusetts 7,190 2.28 1.34 $19.77 $41,120
Colorado 2,600 1.19 0.70 $19.53 $40,620
Pennsylvania 10,760 1.94 1.14 $19.26 $40,050
Nevada 610 0.55 0.32 $19.26 $40,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,620 1.73 1.02 $17.89 $37,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,430 1.80 1.05 $18.91 $39,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,900 0.97 0.57 $20.81 $43,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,690 2.10 1.23 $18.16 $37,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,270 2.55 1.49 $21.40 $44,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,020 2.22 1.30 $20.91 $43,490
Columbus, OH 4,010 4.49 2.63 $17.62 $36,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,910 1.91 1.12 $17.61 $36,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,530 2.08 1.22 $18.39 $38,250
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,290 2.40 1.41 $19.51 $40,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Macon, GA 1,200 13.14 7.71 $15.16 $31,520
Cheyenne, WY 380 8.99 5.28 $12.12 $25,210
St. Joseph, MO-KS 440 8.64 5.07 $14.82 $30,820
Lincoln, NE 1,150 7.20 4.23 $16.92 $35,190
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 300 6.57 3.85 $16.35 $34,010
Columbus, GA-AL 690 6.14 3.60 $16.17 $33,620
Wausau, WI 390 6.10 3.58 $16.43 $34,170
Columbia, SC 2,000 5.95 3.49 $17.28 $35,940
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,750 5.71 3.35 $18.06 $37,560
Madison, WI 1,840 5.57 3.27 $16.80 $34,940