Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
226,260 1.5 % $17.93 $37,300 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.11 $14.08 $17.17 $21.07 $25.27
Annual Wage (2) $25,180 $29,290 $35,700 $43,820 $52,560


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 113,450 9.80 $18.32 $38,100
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 87,970 9.78 $17.45 $36,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,020 0.25 $18.56 $38,610
State Government (OES Designation) 1,890 0.09 $20.26 $42,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,840 0.04 $17.93 $37,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 113,450 9.80 $18.32 $38,100
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 87,970 9.78 $17.45 $36,310
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 1,640 3.66 $19.63 $40,820
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 900 0.34 (8) (8)
Office Administrative Services 1,250 0.30 $17.38 $36,150

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 $25.53 $53,100
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 160 0.04 $21.24 $44,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 330 0.01 $20.64 $42,930
Other Financial Investment Activities 300 0.08 $20.44 $42,510
State Government (OES Designation) 1,890 0.09 $20.26 $42,130


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 26,530 1.85 1.07 $19.42 $40,390
Texas 18,930 1.79 1.03 $16.50 $34,320
Florida 18,060 2.48 1.43 $16.17 $33,630
Ohio 14,300 2.83 1.63 $17.42 $36,230
Pennsylvania 12,180 2.18 1.25 $18.80 $39,100




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 3,920 4.28 2.47 $16.81 $34,950
South Dakota 1,240 3.11 1.79 $13.19 $27,430
Ohio 14,300 2.83 1.63 $17.42 $36,230
Connecticut 4,410 2.72 1.57 $20.59 $42,820
Delaware 1,030 2.55 1.47 $19.04 $39,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.50 0.29 $23.14 $48,140
Massachusetts 6,910 2.16 1.24 $20.78 $43,230
Colorado 2,180 0.98 0.56 $20.64 $42,920
Connecticut 4,410 2.72 1.57 $20.59 $42,820
California 26,530 1.85 1.07 $19.42 $40,390





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,740 1.85 1.07 $19.54 $40,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,320 1.63 0.94 $18.85 $39,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,010 2.39 1.38 $18.19 $37,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,820 2.13 1.23 $18.74 $38,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,420 0.86 0.49 $20.41 $42,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,400 2.57 1.48 $22.58 $46,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,150 2.28 1.31 $20.06 $41,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,770 2.18 1.26 $16.73 $34,800
Columbus, OH 3,660 4.00 2.30 $18.03 $37,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,450 2.45 1.41 $19.79 $41,170




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)
Bloomington-Normal, IL 1,430 16.41 9.45 $17.48 $36,370
Macon, GA 1,210 12.85 7.40 $15.37 $31,980
Sherman-Denison, TX 350 8.46 4.87 $15.19 $31,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,460 7.58 4.37 $18.10 $37,650
Lincoln, NE 1,110 6.77 3.90 $15.86 $32,980
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,930 6.28 3.62 $18.48 $38,430
Sioux Falls, SD 840 6.14 3.53 $13.91 $28,940
Columbia, SC 2,010 5.92 3.41 $17.86 $37,150
Eau Claire, WI 410 5.20 2.99 $12.39 $25,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,820 5.10 2.94 $21.82 $45,380