Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators

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Total Workforce

327k

Average Age

43.1

Average Salary

$60,721

Average Male Salary

$67,446

Average Female Salary

$55,824

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 $60,721 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators by wage are Other Sales Workers, Transportation inspectors, and Speechlanguage pathologists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are Collin County (East) PUMA, TX, Licking County PUMA, OH, and Chester & Rockwood PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are Chester & Rockwood PUMA, VA, Collin County (East) PUMA, TX, and Lewisville City PUMA, TX.

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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are paid most in Jamestown City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in Chester & Rockwood PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,721

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,708

In 2018, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators earned an average of $60,721, $6,833 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Other Sales Workers make somewhat more than Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators while Transportation inspectors 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

0.277

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.277, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, by number of employees, are Insurance carriers, Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities, and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

327k

2018 Workforce

± 14,030

-0.47%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.08%

The number of people employed as Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators has been declining at a rate of -0.47%, from 328,820 people in 2017 to 327,276 people in 2018.

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  70.6%, followed by Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities with 12% and Administration of human resource programs with 2.86%.

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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 and of female Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is White.

Gender Composition

138k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,113

189k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,677

57.9% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

71.6% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.7% of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Black 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

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.839

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.68

The median age of Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 0.189 years younger 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 Protective Services.

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 Critical Thinking and Reading Comprehension. 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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