Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators

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2019 Workforce
339k
Average Age
43.5
Average Salary
$60,597
Average Male Salary
$67,429
Average Female Salary
$56,257

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 $60,597 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators by wage are Construction & building inspectors, Statistical assistants, and Speechlanguage pathologists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are McLean County PUMA, IL, Dallas (North), Plano (South) & Richardson (North) Cities PUMA, TX, and Jacksonville City (Beaches) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are McLean County PUMA, IL, Dallas (North), Plano (South) & Richardson (North) Cities PUMA, TX, and Jacksonville City (Beaches) 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 National security & international affairs. Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are paid most in Jamestown City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in McLean County PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,597
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,548

In 2019, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators earned an average of $60,597, $5,073 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Construction & building inspectors make somewhat more than Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators while Statistical assistants 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

0.276
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.276, 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 National security & international affairs, Pharmacies & drug stores, and Legal services.

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Industries by Share

339k
2019 Workforce
± 14,275
3.53%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.81%

The number of people employed as Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators has been growing at a rate of 3.53%, from 327,276 people in 2018 to 338,819 people in 2019.

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  68.7%, followed by Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities with 11.8% and Administration of human resource programs with 3.54%.

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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 43.6 and of female Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

132k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,904
207k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,168

61.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

65% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.3% 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 Gender

43.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.88
43.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.667

The median age of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 0.0857 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 Legal.

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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