Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of information on claims forms, applications and related documents, and company records. Update existing policies and company records to reflect changes requested by policyholders and insurance company representatives. Exclude "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
239,580 1.9 % $14.33 $29,800 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.52 $11.35 $13.71 $16.82 $20.43
Annual Wage (2) $19,810 $23,600 $28,520 $34,990 $42,490

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Insurance carriers 129,060 $14.58 $30,330 1 13
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related 75,970 $13.96 $29,040 2 19
Management of companies and enterprises 8,080 $14.52 $30,200 3 16
General medical and surgical hospitals 3,400 $12.93 $26,890 4 29
Offices of physicians 3,250 $12.73 $26,480 5 32

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 370 $20.87 $43,400 20 1
Other financial investment activities 800 $17.36 $36,100 12 2
State government (OES designation) 870 $15.96 $33,190 11 3
Local government (OES designation) 330 $15.88 $33,030 21 4
Other investment pools and funds 50 $15.64 $32,530 30 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 6,360 $16.72 $34,790 0.388% 394
South Dakota 1,310 $10.61 $22,060 0.370% 380
Delaware 1,190 $15.44 $32,110 0.295% 300
North Dakota 880 $11.51 $23,940 0.280% 385
Oregon 4,210 $13.66 $28,420 0.273% 439

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 6,360 $16.72 $34,790 0.388% 394
New Jersey 7,420 $15.85 $32,970 0.192% 459
Rhode Island (6) $15.77 $32,790 (6) 306
Maryland 4,230 $15.69 $32,630 0.173% 412
Massachusetts 7,680 $15.59 $32,430 0.242% 469

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bloomington-Normal, IL MSA 2,450 $15.99 $33,260 3.120%
Green Bay, WI MSA 1,690 $13.06 $27,170 1.187%
Hartford, CT MSA 4,000 $16.31 $33,920 0.670%
Des Moines, IA MSA 1,770 $14.54 $30,250 0.631%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 610 $11.51 $23,940 0.543%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Waterbury, CT PMSA 50 $18.47 $38,420 0.060%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA (6) $18.35 $38,170 (6)
Oakland, CA PMSA 1,770 $18.20 $37,850 0.174%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 490 $17.89 $37,210 0.235%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,330 $17.75 $36,930 0.136%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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