Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
252,670 2.2 % $18.63 $38,740 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.28 $14.47 $17.66 $21.87 $26.89
Annual Wage (2) $25,550 $30,100 $36,740 $45,500 $55,930


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 122,890 10.56 $19.13 $39,790
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 96,750 9.77 $18.05 $37,550
Employment Services 5,730 0.17 $16.98 $35,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,310 0.24 $18.91 $39,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,170 0.04 $18.63 $38,760

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 122,890 10.56 $19.13 $39,790
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 96,750 9.77 $18.05 $37,550
Office Administrative Services 1,960 0.43 $17.07 $35,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,310 0.24 $18.91 $39,330
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,110 0.19 $18.06 $37,560

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 $26.75 $55,640
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $21.69 $45,120
Home Health Care Services 60 (7) $21.31 $44,330
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 120 0.03 $20.82 $43,300
Other Financial Investment Activities 350 0.08 $20.80 $43,270


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 36,100 2.39 1.28 $19.86 $41,310
Texas 28,070 2.50 1.34 $18.04 $37,530
Florida 18,600 2.43 1.30 $16.76 $34,860
Ohio 15,760 3.03 1.62 $17.58 $36,570
Pennsylvania 12,050 2.13 1.14 $19.35 $40,260



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)
Ohio 15,760 3.03 1.62 $17.58 $36,570
Nebraska 2,690 2.85 1.52 $17.41 $36,210
South Dakota 1,130 2.76 1.48 $13.81 $28,730
Iowa 4,000 2.64 1.41 $18.01 $37,460
Connecticut 4,140 2.51 1.34 $22.20 $46,180



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 310 0.45 0.24 $24.89 $51,770
Alaska 160 0.49 0.26 $23.67 $49,240
Connecticut 4,140 2.51 1.34 $22.20 $46,180
Massachusetts 7,120 2.14 1.15 $21.65 $45,030
Colorado 1,730 0.73 0.39 $20.86 $43,380




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 9,400 2.32 1.24 $19.71 $41,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,790 3.93 2.10 $19.01 $39,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,240 1.66 0.89 $19.06 $39,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,030 2.52 1.35 $18.58 $38,640
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,360 1.89 1.01 $17.88 $37,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,340 2.38 1.27 $17.22 $35,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,290 0.80 0.43 $22.40 $46,600
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 4,070 4.75 2.54 $20.19 $41,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,940 2.12 1.13 $21.02 $43,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,900 2.63 1.41 $19.87 $41,320



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)
Wausau, WI 530 7.94 4.25 $17.52 $36,450
Waco, TX 730 7.12 3.81 $19.37 $40,280
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,340 6.80 3.63 $18.95 $39,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 2,050 6.61 3.54 $19.22 $39,970
Worcester, MA-CT 1,620 6.50 3.48 $20.53 $42,700
Roanoke, VA 800 5.30 2.83 $18.53 $38,550
Jacksonville, FL 3,040 5.06 2.71 $17.36 $36,120
Sioux Falls, SD 720 4.96 2.65 $14.29 $29,730
Spokane, WA 990 4.87 2.60 $17.64 $36,690
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 4,070 4.75 2.54 $20.19 $41,990