Insurance claims & policy processing clerks

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Total Workforce
215k
Average Age
42
Average Salary
$45,446
Average Male Salary
$58,857
Average Female Salary
$41,461

About

Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are most often employed by the Insurance carriers industry. The average yearly wage for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks was $45,446 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Insurance claims & policy processing clerks by wage are Firstline supervisors of housekeeping & janitorial workers, Food service managers, and Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are McLean County PUMA, IL, Albany County (Outside Albany City) PUMA, NY, and Denver City (Southeast) PUMA, CO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are McLean County PUMA, IL, Nashville-Davidson (North) PUMA, TN, and Seminole County (North Central) PUMA, FL.

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 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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are paid most in Saratoga County (Outer) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in McLean County PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,446
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,093

In 2018, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks earned an average of $45,446, $8,443 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers make somewhat more than Insurance claims & policy processing clerks while Firstline supervisors of housekeeping & janitorial workers 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

0.324
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.324, 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

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Industries by Share

215k
2018 Workforce
± 11,370
-43.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.7%

The number of people employed as Insurance claims & policy processing clerks has been declining at a rate of -43.1%, from 377,514 people in 2017 to 214,798 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks employed by various industries. Insurance carriers employs the largest share of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks at  55.4%, followed by Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities with 16.9% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 5.94%.

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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 39.6 and of female Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

49.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,445
166k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,985

77.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

61% of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.6% of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

39.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.37
42.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.78

The median age of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is 42, and Male employees are generally 3.11 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 Agriculture.

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 Mathematics, Active Listening, and Speaking.

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