Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
331k
Average Age
43.3
Average Salary
$62,169
Average Male Salary
$70,030
Average Female Salary
$57,026

About

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are most often employed by the Insurance carriers industry. The average yearly wage for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators was $62,169 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators by wage are Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations, and Pumping station operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are McLean County PUMA, IL, Hillsborough County (South County) PUMA, FL, and Tempe (South) & Chandler (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are Tempe (South) & Chandler (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ, McLean County PUMA, IL, and Seminole County (North Central) PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Insurance carriers is the industry that employs the most Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, by average wage, is Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing. Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are paid most in Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Tempe (South) & Chandler (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$62,169
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,657

In 2020, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators earned an average of $62,169, $6,215 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations make somewhat more than Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators while Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.267
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.267, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, by average wage, are Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing, Bus service & urban transit, and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Industries by Share

331k
2020 Workforce
± 14,114
5.07%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.81%

The number of people employed as Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators has been growing at a rate of 5.07%, from 315,227 people in 2019 to 331,221 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators employed by various industries. Insurance carriers employs the largest share of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators at  69.8%, followed by Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities with 12.4% and Administration of human resource programs with 3.67%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators in the US. The average age of male Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators in the workforce is 43.3 and of female Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

131k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,882
200k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,978

60.4% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

63.8% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators.

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Age by Sex

43.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.86
43.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.659

The median age of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 43.3, and Male employees are generally 0.0657 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is Business but a relatively high number of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Negotiation, and Mathematics.

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