Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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. Excludes "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).


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)
231,570 1.4 % $17.49 $36,390 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.84 $13.76 $16.71 $20.31 $24.66
Annual Wage (2) $24,620 $28,620 $34,760 $42,240 $51,290


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 113,830 9.58 $17.62 $36,660
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 92,540 10.61 $17.37 $36,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,980 0.26 $18.08 $37,610
Employment Services 1,890 0.07 $16.55 $34,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,650 0.03 $16.94 $35,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 92,540 10.61 $17.37 $36,130
Insurance Carriers 113,830 9.58 $17.62 $36,660
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 1,570 3.58 $18.92 $39,360
Office Administrative Services 1,320 0.33 $17.21 $35,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,980 0.26 $18.08 $37,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 60 0.01 $25.55 $53,140
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $20.04 $41,690
State Government (OES Designation) 1,440 0.06 $19.84 $41,270
Nondepository Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $19.33 $40,210
Legal Services 250 0.02 $19.05 $39,620


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 34,040 2.43 1.33 $18.77 $39,040
Florida 14,660 2.06 1.13 $15.56 $32,370
Ohio 13,700 2.78 1.53 $17.09 $35,540
Texas 11,840 1.17 0.64 $17.32 $36,030
Pennsylvania 11,070 2.02 1.11 $18.64 $38,760




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)
Nebraska 3,830 4.25 2.33 $16.18 $33,660
South Dakota 1,240 3.20 1.75 $12.50 $26,010
Connecticut 4,910 3.07 1.69 $18.79 $39,080
Wisconsin 7,840 3.00 1.65 $16.67 $34,670
Ohio 13,700 2.78 1.53 $17.09 $35,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.33 0.18 $20.74 $43,140
Nevada 1,060 0.95 0.52 $19.98 $41,570
Massachusetts 8,140 2.61 1.43 $19.38 $40,310
New York 10,960 1.31 0.72 $18.94 $39,400
Connecticut 4,910 3.07 1.69 $18.79 $39,080

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,490 2.22 1.22 $17.55 $36,500
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 6,260 1.77 0.97 $18.84 $39,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,210 2.37 1.30 $17.75 $36,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,060 1.02 0.56 $20.91 $43,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,780 2.88 1.58 $20.66 $42,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,060 2.25 1.23 $19.47 $40,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,950 2.87 1.58 $21.27 $44,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,840 1.92 1.05 $17.99 $37,420
Columbus, OH 3,740 4.22 2.32 $17.54 $36,490
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,430 3.57 1.96 $17.56 $36,520




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)
Cheyenne, WY 370 9.10 4.99 $11.62 $24,160
St. Joseph, MO-KS 460 8.90 4.89 $14.61 $30,390
Columbus, GA-AL 870 7.91 4.34 $15.22 $31,660
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 330 7.11 3.90 $16.22 $33,730
Madison, WI 2,120 6.56 3.60 $16.99 $35,340
Columbia, SC 2,100 6.34 3.48 $16.80 $34,940
Lincoln, NE 1,010 6.32 3.47 $16.78 $34,900
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,840 6.03 3.31 $17.98 $37,400
Columbia, MO 490 5.95 3.26 $17.17 $35,710
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,890 5.29 2.90 $18.65 $38,800




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)
Waterbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $24.95 $51,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.87 1.02 $22.27 $46,310
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 100 0.74 0.41 $22.17 $46,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,070 1.25 0.69 $21.92 $45,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,950 2.87 1.58 $21.27 $44,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,450 2.58 1.41 $21.21 $44,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,060 1.02 0.56 $20.91 $43,490
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 1.22 0.67 $20.86 $43,390
Dalton, GA 40 0.58 0.32 $20.84 $43,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,780 2.88 1.58 $20.66 $42,970

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 650 3.87 2.13 $15.23 $31,680
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 340 1.32 0.72 $13.18 $27,410
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 320 2.34 1.28 $13.01 $27,060
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 270 1.00 0.55 $13.10 $27,260
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 260 2.58 1.42 $14.84 $30,860

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)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 4.42 2.43 $11.07 $23,020
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 650 3.87 2.13 $15.23 $31,680
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 230 3.67 2.01 $16.38 $34,080
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 140 3.65 2.01 $16.72 $34,780
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 3.54 1.95 $10.97 $22,810

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 0.52 $18.96 $39,430
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.12 $18.74 $38,970
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.33 0.73 $18.26 $37,980
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.08 1.14 $18.08 $37,610
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 2.01 1.11 $17.87 $37,160


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.

(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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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