Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims. Excludes "Fire Inspectors and Investigators" (33-2021).


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)
271,600 1.3 % $30.91 $64,300 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.21 $22.88 $30.28 $37.46 $45.29
Annual Wage (2) $37,880 $47,590 $62,980 $77,910 $94,190


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 118,940 10.24 $30.52 $63,490
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 72,550 6.87 $30.57 $63,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,740 2.25 $33.88 $70,470
State Government (OES Designation) 10,000 0.45 $27.41 $57,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,420 0.33 $30.13 $62,670

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 118,940 10.24 $30.52 $63,490
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 72,550 6.87 $30.57 $63,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,740 2.25 $33.88 $70,470
Office Administrative Services 2,660 0.58 $32.19 $66,950
State Government (OES Designation) 10,000 0.45 $27.41 $57,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $38.15 $79,360
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.07 $37.53 $78,060
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.03 $35.30 $73,420
Rail Transportation 310 0.14 $35.02 $72,830
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 950 0.16 $34.40 $71,560


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 28,230 1.82 0.92 $33.95 $70,620
New York 20,540 2.29 1.16 $32.52 $67,640
Florida 20,200 2.55 1.29 $28.80 $59,900
Texas 17,800 1.54 0.78 $32.24 $67,050
Pennsylvania 14,160 2.48 1.26 $29.46 $61,280



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)
Connecticut 5,460 3.29 1.67 $33.65 $69,990
Missouri 7,800 2.88 1.46 $29.63 $61,620
Maine 1,670 2.82 1.43 $29.67 $61,710
New Jersey 10,760 2.75 1.40 $34.34 $71,420
Rhode Island 1,280 2.72 1.38 $33.20 $69,060



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 560 0.83 0.42 $38.12 $79,300
Alaska 260 0.80 0.40 $34.94 $72,670
New Jersey 10,760 2.75 1.40 $34.34 $71,420
California 28,230 1.82 0.92 $33.95 $70,620
Connecticut 5,460 3.29 1.67 $33.65 $69,990




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,900 1.84 0.93 $35.04 $72,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,080 2.54 1.29 $32.39 $67,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,680 1.63 0.83 $32.77 $68,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,640 2.68 1.36 $29.20 $60,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,220 2.67 1.35 $31.89 $66,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,160 3.28 1.67 $28.14 $58,530
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,870 4.82 2.45 $29.27 $60,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,540 3.14 1.60 $33.28 $69,230
Kansas City, MO-KS 4,500 4.40 2.23 $30.63 $63,710
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,460 3.39 1.72 $33.56 $69,810