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Insurance Clerks

Insurance Claims Clerks



Training and Education

Fast Facts*
Recommended Degree LevelCertificate or Higher
Salary, Typical$35,700
Salary Range$25K - $53K
Number of Jobs, 2012226,260
Annual Job Growth Rate3.7%
Job Openings per Year (est.)9,600

Prior to starting this profession, consider obtaining moderate-term on-the-job training. Government data shows that 22% of workers have a bachelor's degree or higher. Those who have gone to college, but don't have a degree make up 48% of employees. For 31% of insurance clerks a high-school education was all they required.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Of those surveyed, 10% of employees work part-time.


Area Job Conditions

The cities with the most workers jobs, compared to the population, are Lewiston (Maine), Macon (Georgia), and Chattanooga (Tennessee). Fewer are found in Ann Arbor (Michigan), Anchorage (Alaska), and Lexington (Kentucky).

Employees earn higher incomes in San Francisco (California), Naples (Florida), and San Jose (California), and lower incomes in Kingman (Arizona), Dothan (Alabama), and Athens (Georgia).


Video Overview

A brief look at the work of insurance clerks. Created for the US Dept. of Labor.


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column -- for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
AKAnchorage$50,000$33K - $62K1300.07%
ALBirmingham - Hoover$32,980$24K - $46K1,4200.29%
ALDecatur$34,050$25K - $44KN/AN/A
ALDothan$30,440$23K - $38KN/AN/A
ALFlorence - Muscle Shoals$29,470$22K - $63K600.11%
ALGadsden$24,430$20K - $30KN/AN/A
ALHuntsville$25,450$21K - $37K1200.06%
ALMobile$33,080$25K - $44K3200.19%
ALMontgomery$34,800$27K - $49K1200.07%
ALTuscaloosa$24,980$21K - $45K1000.11%
ARFayetteville - Springdale - Rogers$26,020$20K - $36K1100.05%
ARFort Smith$26,890$18K - $37K300.03%
ARHot Springs$23,740$17K - $30KN/AN/A
ARLittle Rock - North Little Rock - Conway$31,830$25K - $48K9900.30%
AZFlagstaff$26,060$20K - $43K400.08%
AZPhoenix - Mesa - Glendale$33,540$25K - $47K3,7700.22%
AZPrescottN/AN/A - N/A400.08%
AZTucson$32,420$25K - $39K4200.12%
CABakersfield - Delano$42,400$30K - $48K8200.30%
CAChico$32,150$26K - $45K1600.23%
CAEl Centro$35,010$24K - $48K400.09%
CAFresno$41,390$25K - $56K7200.23%
CALos Angeles - Long Beach - Glendale (Metro Area)$37,370$25K - $59K6,3200.16%
CAMerced$39,290$19K - $58K1400.23%
CAModesto$27,490$19K - $58K1800.12%
CANapa$40,740$33K - $48KN/AN/A
CAOakland - Fremont - Hayward (Metro Area)$47,910$31K - $70K1,8200.19%
CAOxnard - Thousand Oaks - Ventura$37,950$27K - $58K7100.25%
CARedding$33,040$26K - $45K2100.36%
CARiverside - San Bernardino - Ontario$37,570$22K - $60K1,6800.14%
CASacramento - Arden - Arcade - Roseville$37,960$25K - $53K2,3500.29%
CASalinas$46,410$32K - $70K1200.08%
CASan Diego - Carlsbad - San Marcos$36,400$26K - $50K2,3200.18%
CASan Francisco - San Mateo - Redwood City (Metro Area)$43,220$27K - $61K1,7000.17%
CASan Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara$37,690$26K - $57K9200.10%
CASan Luis Obispo - Paso Robles$37,600$25K - $55K1300.13%
CASanta Ana - Anaheim - Irvine (Metro Area)$39,540$26K - $59K3,4500.24%
CASanta Barbara - Santa Maria - Goleta$40,030$26K - $56K3600.21%
CASanta Cruz - Watsonville$45,100$27K - $71K700.08%
CASanta Rosa - Petaluma$39,580$24K - $60K3500.20%
CAStockton$36,700$29K - $48K4900.25%
CAVallejo - Fairfield$44,040$29K - $48K2900.24%
CAVisalia - Porterville$32,430$26K - $47K3100.23%
COColorado Springs$37,320$27K - $47K900.04%
CODenver - Aurora - Broomfield$43,470$32K - $58K1,7600.14%
COFort Collins - Loveland$38,070$27K - $61K500.04%
CTBridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk$35,840$23K - $55K6500.16%
CTDanbury$39,310$31K - $47K1100.16%
CTHartford - West Hartford - East Hartford$44,030$34K - $59K2,8200.51%
CTNew Haven$37,690$26K - $55K4400.16%
CTNorwich - New London$40,980$19K - $48K1400.11%
DCWashington - Arlington - Alexandria (Metro Area)$36,820$23K - $63K1,4300.06%
DEDover$34,630$27K - $52K1200.20%
DEWilmington (Metro Area)$38,670$28K - $54K8300.26%
FLCape Coral - Fort Myers$29,930$23K - $53K3100.15%
FLCrestview - Fort Walton Beach - Destin$29,930$22K - $38K1200.16%
FLDeltona - Daytona Beach - Ormond Beach$23,820$21K - $38K2600.17%
FLFort Lauderdale - Pompano Beach - Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$33,750$25K - $48K2,2600.32%
FLJacksonville$34,110$26K - $46K2,6000.45%
FLLakeland - Winter Haven$33,550$25K - $45K6600.35%
FLMiami - Miami Beach - Kendall (Metro Area)$32,350$23K - $45K2,3500.23%
FLNaples - Marco Island$33,560$25K - $42K1800.16%
FLNorth Port - Bradenton - Sarasota$33,700$26K - $45K3300.14%
FLOcala$31,520$22K - $43K1600.18%
FLOrlando - Kissimmee - Sanford$33,840$23K - $46K2,1600.21%
FLPalm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville$29,780$23K - $42K3000.16%
FLPanama City - Lynn Haven - Panama City Beach$25,390$21K - $32K500.07%
FLPensacola - Ferry Pass - Brent$25,120$21K - $36K2000.13%
FLPort St. Lucie$30,430$24K - $37K1400.11%
FLPunta Gorda$27,680$24K - $31KN/AN/A
FLSebastian - Vero Beach$37,160$27K - $52K700.15%
FLTallahassee$31,730$22K - $41K2800.18%
FLTampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater$31,760$25K - $45K2,9600.26%
FLWest Palm Beach - Boca Raton - Boynton Beach (Metro Area)$34,760$26K - $45K9000.18%
GAAlbany$37,080$31K - $53K400.07%
GAAthens - Clarke County$40,580$28K - $55KN/AN/A
GAAtlanta - Sandy Springs - Marietta$36,820$26K - $56K4,8200.21%
GAAugusta - Richmond County$26,280$21K - $38K1400.07%
GAColumbus$32,070$26K - $39K5000.45%
GAGainesville$35,210$28K - $42K1100.16%
GAMacon$30,130$24K - $40K1,2101.29%
GARome$30,800$26K - $45K400.12%
GASavannah$30,300$26K - $45K800.06%
HIHonolulu$37,550$27K - $52K3900.09%
IADavenport - Moline - Rock Island$36,270$25K - $49K2300.13%
IADes Moines - West Des Moines$35,620$27K - $49K2,4600.76%
IADubuque$31,040$24K - $41K1300.24%
IAIowa City$32,550$23K - $49KN/AN/A
IASioux City$28,850$22K - $37K1100.16%
IAWaterloo - Cedar Falls$35,200$25K - $48K700.07%
IDBoise City - Nampa$41,050$27K - $58K6900.26%
IDCoeur d'Alene, ID$32,750$26K - $47K400.07%
IDIdaho Falls$34,170$26K - $50KN/AN/A
IDLewiston$35,820$28K - $60K300.14%
IDPocatello$31,120$22K - $54K1100.35%
ILBloomington - Normal$33,820$27K - $52K1,4301.64%
ILChampaign - Urbana$32,980$22K - $47K1500.16%
ILChicago - Joliet - Naperville (Metro Area)$39,490$27K - $56K6,7400.19%
ILDecatur$29,260$23K - $44KN/AN/A
ILLake County - Kenosha County (Metro Area)$40,040$29K - $59K6800.18%
ILPeoria$41,070$26K - $60K2800.16%
ILRockford$32,500$25K - $50K1600.11%
ILSpringfield$33,680$26K - $56K3300.30%
INBloomington$22,590$20K - $32K300.04%
INColumbus$19,810$17K - $27KN/AN/A
INElkhart - Goshen$33,660$26K - $46K1200.11%
INEvansville$30,530$23K - $41K1200.07%
INFort Wayne$33,190$25K - $47K6700.34%
INGary (Metro Area)$33,070$21K - $47K1100.04%
INIndianapolis - Carmel$40,510$30K - $59K2,0800.23%
INLafayette$35,830$22K - $51K600.07%
INMuncie$31,890$21K - $38KN/AN/A
INSouth Bend - Mishawaka$35,340$24K - $48K1400.11%
INTerre Haute$42,630$29K - $48K700.11%
KSManhattan$23,080$20K - $28KN/AN/A
KSTopeka$37,320$27K - $47K2100.20%
KSWichita$29,770$21K - $43K2100.08%
KYLexington - Fayette$33,960$25K - $48K2600.11%
KYLouisville - Jefferson County$35,610$30K - $47K2,4000.40%
LABaton Rouge$31,980$24K - $48K3900.11%
LALafayette$42,140$23K - $52KN/AN/A
LALake Charles$24,960$20K - $51K900.10%
LAMonroe$25,360$21K - $31KN/AN/A
LANew Orleans - Metairie - Kenner$37,700$24K - $55K5600.11%
LAShreveport - Bossier City$35,600$23K - $55KN/AN/A
MABarnstable Town$32,160$24K - $43K2100.22%
MABoston - Cambridge - Quincy (Metro Area)$44,650$32K - $63K4,4000.26%
MAFramingham (Metro Area)$40,460$24K - $60K2300.15%
MAHaverhill - North Andover - Amesbury (Metro Area)$39,370$28K - $51K1600.20%
MALawrence - Methuen - Salem (Metro Area)$32,290$23K - $43K500.08%
MALeominster - Fitchburg - Gardner$32,690$26K - $44K1100.23%
MALowell - Billerica - Chelmsford (Metro Area)$36,770$26K - $48K1700.15%
MANew Bedford$31,580$23K - $44K1800.28%
MAPeabody (Metro Area)$38,730$25K - $50K500.05%
MASpringfield$33,630$24K - $48K4200.15%
MAWorcester$36,470$26K - $53K5400.22%
MDBaltimore - Towson$39,350$32K - $51K1,9300.15%
MDBethesda - Rockville - Frederick (Metro Area)$36,970$28K - $52K6700.12%
MDHagerstown - Martinsburg$31,540$23K - $49K900.09%
MDSalisbury$34,940$28K - $39K500.09%
MEBangor$31,730$25K - $38K600.09%
MEPortland - South Portland - Biddeford$34,580$25K - $48K6100.32%
MIDetroit - Livonia - Dearborn (Metro Area)$36,620$27K - $59K5600.08%
MIFlint$34,930$22K - $47KN/AN/A
MIGrand Rapids - Wyoming$33,230$25K - $45K6300.16%
MIJackson$31,380$21K - $45K600.12%
MIKalamazoo - Portage$34,650$29K - $41K400.03%
MILansing - East Lansing$38,030$28K - $55K3700.19%
MISaginaw - Saginaw Township North$37,120$27K - $53K400.05%
MIWarren - Troy - Farmington Hills (Metro Area)$36,230$22K - $57K1,3600.13%
MNDuluth$28,340$26K - $31K2800.22%
MNMinneapolis - St. Paul - Bloomington$36,360$27K - $49K2,1800.12%
MOCape Girardeau - Jackson$31,790$26K - $39KN/AN/A
MOColumbia$34,880$26K - $49KN/AN/A
MOJefferson CityN/AN/A - N/A800.11%
MOKansas City$34,000$21K - $56K3,4100.35%
MOSpringfield$37,650$24K - $57KN/AN/A
MOSt. Louis$37,580$25K - $55K1,6100.13%
MSJackson$30,360$24K - $48K2600.11%
MTBillings$28,820$25K - $38K500.07%
MTGreat Falls$33,550$27K - $44K400.10%
MTMissoula$28,330$21K - $44K600.11%
NCBurlington$36,550$26K - $57K800.15%
NCCharlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill$34,630$27K - $47K1,3000.15%
NCDurham - Chapel HillN/AN/A - N/A2800.10%
NCGreensboro - High Point$40,400$28K - $55K1,0900.32%
NCRaleigh - Cary$34,630$26K - $47K6000.12%
NCWilmington$29,220$24K - $44K900.07%
NCWinston - Salem$40,860$29K - $57K3300.16%
NDBismarck$29,150$25K - $37KN/AN/A
NDFargo$29,290$25K - $45K3200.26%
NELincoln$31,940$26K - $43K1,1100.68%
NEOmaha - Council Bluffs$34,990$26K - $52K2,1400.48%
NHManchester$34,770$26K - $49K1400.14%
NHNashua (Metro Area)$38,290$28K - $56K600.05%
NHPortsmouth$35,240$31K - $46K2000.36%
NJAtlantic City - Hammonton$37,530$26K - $48K1100.08%
NJCamden (Metro Area)$37,200$29K - $51K8100.16%
NJEdison - New Brunswick (Metro Area)$35,430$26K - $51K1,8800.19%
NJNewark - Union (Metro Area)$40,920$26K - $59K2,2600.24%
NJTrenton - Ewing$41,940$28K - $57K8100.38%
NJVineland - Millville - Bridgeton$34,310$30K - $44KN/AN/A
NMAlbuquerque$31,190$25K - $44K5700.16%
NMFarmington$34,480$24K - $44K400.07%
NMLas Cruces$21,060$17K - $36KN/AN/A
NMSanta Fe$41,950$29K - $58K500.08%
NVLas Vegas - Paradise$36,770$24K - $56K5300.06%
NVReno - Sparks$40,150$24K - $57K900.05%
NYAlbany - Schenectady - Troy$36,390$28K - $47K7200.17%
NYBinghamton$35,880$26K - $46K800.08%
NYBuffalo - Niagara Falls$33,630$25K - $47K8400.16%
NYKingston$29,160$26K - $39K1700.30%
NYNassau - Suffolk (Metro Area)$40,220$29K - $59K1,6400.13%
NYNew York - White Plains - Wayne (Metro Area)$42,100$27K - $59K4,4200.09%
NYPoughkeepsie - Newburgh - Middletown$30,870$25K - $49K1800.07%
NYRochester$36,240$26K - $48K2800.06%
NYSyracuse$33,500$26K - $48K8000.27%
NYUtica - Rome$37,630$31K - $48K5000.40%
OHAkron$30,130$22K - $48K5700.18%
OHCanton - Massillon$34,770$27K - $45K5900.37%
OHCincinnati - Middletown$37,040$27K - $51K3,0900.32%
OHCleveland - Elyria - Mentor$36,070$26K - $49K3,1800.32%
OHColumbus$36,320$26K - $52K3,6600.40%
OHDayton$29,200$21K - $50K8400.23%
OHLima$24,060$17K - $45KN/AN/A
OHMansfield$29,730$25K - $41K600.11%
OHSandusky$32,820$17K - $46K600.15%
OHSpringfield$36,110$25K - $52KN/AN/A
OHToledo$29,150$22K - $43KN/AN/A
OHYoungstown - Warren - Boardman$30,010$20K - $46K2900.13%
OKOklahoma City$31,880$25K - $43K1,4200.24%
OKTulsa$40,350$27K - $68K1,1700.28%
ORBend$30,500$25K - $42K2300.38%
OREugene - Springfield$34,700$27K - $44K2400.18%
ORMedford$29,250$25K - $38K1300.17%
ORPortland - Vancouver - Hillsboro$37,220$27K - $48K2,2000.22%
ORSalem$32,890$26K - $46K2800.20%
PAAllentown - Bethlehem - Easton$41,570$31K - $48K5000.15%
PAErie$40,690$27K - $63KN/AN/A
PAHarrisburg - Carlisle$36,100$26K - $56K1,9300.63%
PAJohnstown$36,680$29K - $52K500.09%
PALancaster$36,780$31K - $48K4400.20%
PAPhiladelphia (Metro Area)$40,930$29K - $57K4,1500.23%
PAPittsburgh$33,480$25K - $47K2,2300.20%
PAReading$38,240$30K - $48K5000.30%
PAScranton - Wilkes - Barre$33,310$26K - $48K4200.17%
PAYork - Hanover$41,490$30K - $55K1400.08%
PRSan Juan - Caguas - Guaynabo$23,260$17K - $35K1,2100.16%
RIProvidence - Fall River - Warwick$35,040$23K - $48K1,0200.19%
SCCharleston - North Charleston - Summerville$32,790$18K - $54K1800.06%
SCColumbia$35,740$26K - $49K2,0100.59%
SCGreenville - Mauldin - Easley$35,240$20K - $47K1900.06%
SCMyrtle Beach - North Myrtle Beach - Conway$31,930$23K - $47K800.08%
SCSpartanburg$34,190$26K - $58K500.04%
SDRapid City$24,840$21K - $30K1300.21%
SDSioux Falls$28,310$22K - $38K8400.61%
TNChattanooga$37,480$23K - $58K2300.10%
TNKingsport - Bristol - Bristol$27,950$19K - $46K500.04%
TNKnoxville$31,590$23K - $48K3400.10%
TNMemphis$30,850$24K - $46K3100.05%
TNNashville - Davidson - Murfreesboro - Franklin$39,830$27K - $58K1,3800.19%
TXAbilene$23,680$21K - $30K2300.37%
TXAmarillo$28,850$25K - $38K4700.43%
TXAustin - Round Rock - San Marcos$35,830$26K - $49K2,0600.25%
TXBeaumont - Port Arthur$26,380$21K - $39K500.03%
TXCorpus Christi$32,360$22K - $44K2000.11%
TXDallas - Plano - Irving (Metro Area)$36,680$27K - $50K5,0100.24%
TXEl Paso$27,420$18K - $38K4700.17%
TXFort Worth - Arlington (Metro Area)$34,250$26K - $47K1,3200.15%
TXHouston - Sugar Land - Baytown$32,550$20K - $48K3,4100.13%
TXKilleen - Temple - Fort Hood$28,060$21K - $44K600.05%
TXLongview$29,560$23K - $44K500.05%
TXLubbock$35,930$25K - $46K1100.09%
TXMcAllen - Edinburg - Mission$25,420$21K - $34KN/AN/A
TXMidland$34,080$18K - $46KN/AN/A
TXOdessa$27,210$22K - $36KN/AN/A
TXSan Antonio - New Braunfels$30,150$25K - $45K2,6600.31%
TXSherman - Denison$29,960$25K - $41K3500.85%
TXTexarkana - Texarkana$28,060$18K - $44K400.07%
TXTyler$41,660$28K - $51K500.06%
TXVictoria$30,360$18K - $42KN/AN/A
TXWaco$30,130$22K - $50KN/AN/A
UTOgden - Clearfield$28,000$21K - $53K500.03%
UTSalt Lake City$32,740$25K - $45K1,6100.26%
VACharlottesville$31,860$24K - $47K2100.21%
VALynchburg$29,110$25K - $37K3300.34%
VARichmond$35,580$24K - $49K1,5200.25%
VARoanoke$36,550$27K - $50K5500.37%
VAVirginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News$28,910$22K - $39K8100.11%
VAWinchester$38,400$31K - $47K600.11%
VTBurlington - South Burlington$39,390$29K - $56K1000.09%
WABremerton - Silverdale$32,660$22K - $66K600.08%
WAOlympia$42,750$33K - $47K4500.48%
WASeattle - Bellevue - Everett (Metro Area)$38,720$27K - $51K3,3000.23%
WASpokane$35,800$28K - $46K6900.35%
WATacoma (Metro Area)$38,210$30K - $53K5200.20%
WAYakima$38,430$32K - $59K700.09%
WIAppleton$33,400$26K - $50KN/AN/A
WIEau Claire$24,440$20K - $35K4100.52%
WIGreen Bay$33,350$23K - $46K7000.42%
WILa Crosse$31,030$23K - $45K2000.29%
WIMadison$35,360$27K - $49K1,5200.46%
WIMilwaukee - Waukesha - West Allis$37,900$28K - $49K1,4700.18%
WIOshkosh - Neenah$32,830$25K - $45K900.11%
WISheboygan$34,660$27K - $45K1700.31%
WVCharleston$28,690$23K - $39K4000.28%
WVHuntington - Ashland$32,850$22K - $47K800.07%
WVParkersburg - Marietta - Vienna$29,170$23K - $49K1000.15%
WVWheeling$27,880$20K - $37K1200.19%
WYCheyenne$35,070$23K - $56K1100.25%