Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators

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Total Workforce

329k

Average Age

43

Estimated Job Growth

-1.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$58,008

Average Male Salary

$66,768

Average Female Salary

$52,181

About

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are most often employed by the Insurance carriers & related activities industry. The average yearly wage for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators was $58,008 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators by wage are Miscellaneous legal support workers, Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other, and Boilermakers.

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are part of the Business & financial operations occupations, along with Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Compliance officers, Cost estimators, Human resources workers, Logisticians, Management analysts, Meeting, convention, & event planners, Fundraisers, Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Training & development specialists, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Business operations specialists, all other, Accountants & auditors, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial analysts, Personal financial advisors, Insurance underwriters, Financial examiners, Credit counselors & loan officers, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Tax preparers, and Other financial specialists

The top 3 locations that employ the most Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are Gwinnett County (South)Snellville City PUMA, GA, McLean County PUMA, IL, and Marathon County PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are Gwinnett County (South)Snellville City PUMA, GA, Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX, and Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN.

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 & related activities 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 Other professional, scientific & technical services . Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are paid most in Jamestown City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in Gwinnett County (South)Snellville City PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,008

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,547

In 2017, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators earned an average of $58,008, $5,943 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other make somewhat more than Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators while Miscellaneous legal support workers 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

0.272

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.272, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, by number of employees, are Insurance carriers & related activities, Administration of human resource programs, and Automotive repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, by average wage, are Other professional, scientific & technical services , Offices of physicians, and Nondepository credit & related activities.

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Industries by Share

329k

2017 Workforce

± 14,063

14.1%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.48%

The number of people employed as Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators has been growing at a rate of 14.1%, from 288,181 people in 2016 to 328,820 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators employed by various industries. Insurance carriers & related activities employs the largest share of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators at  84.2%, followed by Administration of human resource programs with 3.25% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 1.45%.

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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 43.1 and of female Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is White.

Gender Composition

131k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,894

197k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,903

60.1% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

73.6% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.2% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Black 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 Gender

43.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.858

42.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.661

The median age of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 43, and Male employees are generally 0.19 years older 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 Negotiation, Management of Financial Resources, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are expected to see a growth of -1.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-1.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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