Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims. Excludes "Fire Inspectors and Investigators" (33-2021).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
262,540 1.2 % $28.94 $60,200 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.17 $21.37 $28.18 $35.45 $42.46
Annual Wage (2) $35,710 $44,460 $58,620 $73,730 $88,320


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120,780 10.16 $28.60 $59,490
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 64,240 7.36 $27.97 $58,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,910 2.21 $32.17 $66,910
State Government (OES Designation) 9,630 0.42 $26.65 $55,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,490 0.34 $28.51 $59,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120,780 10.16 $28.60 $59,490
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 3,330 7.60 $27.53 $57,270
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 64,240 7.36 $27.97 $58,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,910 2.21 $32.17 $66,910
Office Administrative Services 1,820 0.46 $27.00 $56,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $35.57 $73,990
Other Financial Investment Activities 330 0.10 $35.20 $73,210
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $32.99 $68,620
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $32.89 $68,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,910 2.21 $32.17 $66,910


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 29,930 2.14 1.04 $31.32 $65,140
New York 20,470 2.45 1.19 $31.22 $64,940
Texas 20,320 2.01 0.98 $28.37 $59,010
Florida 16,860 2.37 1.15 $26.69 $55,520
Pennsylvania 14,730 2.69 1.30 $29.00 $60,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,330 3.33 1.61 $30.61 $63,670
Nebraska 2,780 3.08 1.49 $25.03 $52,070
Oklahoma 4,140 2.79 1.35 $24.80 $51,580
Maryland 6,740 2.74 1.33 $30.96 $64,400
Maine 1,580 2.73 1.32 $27.37 $56,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 780 1.23 0.59 $37.99 $79,010
New Jersey 8,820 2.34 1.13 $32.40 $67,400
Louisiana 4,130 2.25 1.09 $32.07 $66,710
California 29,930 2.14 1.04 $31.32 $65,140
New York 20,470 2.45 1.19 $31.22 $64,940

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 10,290 2.91 1.41 $29.45 $61,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,580 1.92 0.93 $33.37 $69,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,670 2.01 0.97 $31.27 $65,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,340 4.07 1.97 $29.88 $62,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,770 3.38 1.64 $29.10 $60,530
Baltimore-Towson, MD 5,370 4.34 2.10 $31.51 $65,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,270 2.39 1.16 $28.97 $60,250
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,680 4.28 2.07 $26.47 $55,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,450 2.64 1.28 $28.43 $59,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,380 2.64 1.28 $30.38 $63,190




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waco, TX 960 9.73 4.71 $25.83 $53,730
Olympia, WA 810 8.60 4.16 $25.66 $53,380
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,340 7.38 3.57 $25.47 $52,970
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,660 6.69 3.24 $30.46 $63,360
Columbia, MO 510 6.17 2.99 $24.90 $51,780
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 1,160 6.15 2.98 $25.95 $53,980
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1,130 5.88 2.85 $27.60 $57,400
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 2,420 5.70 2.76 $28.44 $59,160
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,680 5.51 2.67 $25.67 $53,390
Wausau, WI 320 5.03 2.44 $29.74 $61,860




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 230 0.97 0.47 $38.43 $79,930
Las Cruces, NM 80 1.21 0.58 $38.36 $79,780
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 60 0.81 0.39 $36.79 $76,510
Salinas, CA 150 1.00 0.48 $36.15 $75,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,600 1.69 0.82 $36.02 $74,920
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.31 0.15 $35.48 $73,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 3,540 3.72 1.80 $34.74 $72,260
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.40 0.19 $34.64 $72,050
Lima, OH 50 0.94 0.45 $34.38 $71,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,070 3.22 1.56 $34.23 $71,210

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,170 10.25 4.96 $23.37 $48,610
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 460 8.68 4.20 $67.44 $140,270
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 440 2.63 1.27 $26.58 $55,280
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 380 0.99 0.48 $28.22 $58,690
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 350 3.04 1.47 $27.64 $57,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,170 10.25 4.96 $23.37 $48,610
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 460 8.68 4.20 $67.44 $140,270
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 3.96 1.92 $30.28 $62,980
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 350 3.04 1.47 $27.64 $57,490
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 440 2.63 1.27 $26.58 $55,280

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 460 8.68 4.20 $67.44 $140,270
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 0.17 $39.79 $82,770
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 0.44 $34.79 $72,360
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 0.24 $34.51 $71,780
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 0.20 $34.07 $70,870


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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