Insurance claims & policy processing clerks

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Total Workforce

378k

Average Age

41.2

Estimated Job Growth

11.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$42,516

Average Male Salary

$53,342

Average Female Salary

$39,630

About

Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are most often employed by the Insurance carriers & related activities industry. The average yearly wage for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks was $42,516 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Insurance claims & policy processing clerks by wage are Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Firstline supervisors of personal service workers, and Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians.

Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are Chico City PUMA, CA, Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC, and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are Chico City PUMA, CA, Surprise City (Central) PUMA, AZ, and Irving (North), Coppell & Carrollton (Southwest) Cities PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Insurance claims & policy processing clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Insurance carriers & related activities is the industry that employs the most Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, by average wage, is Administration of human resource programs. Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are paid most in Saratoga County (Outer) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Chico City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,516

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,348

In 2017, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks earned an average of $42,516, $9,548 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic make somewhat more than Insurance claims & policy processing clerks while Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Insurance claims & policy processing clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.305

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks (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 Insurance claims & policy processing clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, by number of employees, are Insurance carriers & related activities, Hospitals, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

378k

2017 Workforce

± 15,066

-2.32%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.74%

The number of people employed as Insurance claims & policy processing clerks has been declining at a rate of -2.32%, from 386,467 people in 2016 to 377,514 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks employed by various industries. Insurance carriers & related activities employs the largest share of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks at  85%, followed by Hospitals with 3.68% and Offices of physicians with 1.99%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Insurance claims & policy processing clerks in the US. The average age of male Insurance claims & policy processing clerks in the workforce is 38.9 and of female Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is White.

Gender Composition

79.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,919

298k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 13,390

79% of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

73.7% of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.6% of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks.

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Age by Gender

38.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.15

41.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.585

The median age of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 2.86 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks hold a major in Language & Linguistics.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Insurance claims & policy processing clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Insurance claims & policy processing clerks need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are expected to see a growth of 11.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

11.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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