Insurance claims & policy processing clerks

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2019 Workforce
204k
Average Age
43.2
Estimated Job Growth
−2.25%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$42,245
Average Male Salary
$50,073
Average Female Salary
$40,393

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 $42,245 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Insurance claims & policy processing clerks by wage are Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, Marriage and family therapists, and Highway maintenance workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are Des Moines City PUMA, IA, Clark County PUMA, OH, and Wood, Portage, Juneau & Adams Counties PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are Clark County PUMA, OH, Des Moines City PUMA, IA, and Wood, Portage, Juneau & Adams Counties PUMA, WI.

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 Management of companies & enterprises. Insurance claims & policy processing clerks are paid most in Saratoga County (Outer) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Clark County PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,245
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,510

In 2019, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks earned an average of $42,245, $13,279 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Marriage and family therapists make somewhat more than Insurance claims & policy processing clerks while Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 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

0.305
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, by average wage, are Management of companies & enterprises, Administration of human resource programs, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

204k
2019 Workforce
± 11,083
−4.99%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.98%

The number of people employed as Insurance claims & policy processing clerks has been declining at a rate of −4.99%, from 214,798 people in 2018 to 204,073 people in 2019.

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  55.3%, followed by Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities with 19% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 6.63%.

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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 41.1 and of female Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

39.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,851
165k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,968

80.9% 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)

63.1% 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

41.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.6
43.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.819

The median age of Insurance claims & policy processing clerks is 43.2, and Male employees are generally 2.58 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 History.

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 Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension. 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks are expected to see a growth of −2.25% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks.
−2.25%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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