How much does a Claims Clerk I make in the United States? The average Claims Clerk I salary in the United States is $39,821 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $35,840 and $44,703. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Claims Clerk I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Claims Clerk I Salary $32,216 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Claims Clerk I Salary $35,840 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Claims Clerk I Salary $39,821 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Claims Clerk I Salary $44,703 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Claims Clerk I Salary $49,148 US January 26, 2024
25% $35,840 10% $32,216 90% $49,148 75% $44,703 $39,821 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

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Life insurance: Life Insurance can be defined as a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurance company, where the insurer promises to pay a sum of money in exchange for a premium, upon the death of an insured person or after a set period

Customer Service 6.14%
Futures 1.12%
Life insurance 0.76%
Others 91.98%

Job Description for Claims Clerk I

Claims Clerk I reviews insurance claim forms and supporting documents for completeness and accuracy and obtains missing information as necessary. Inputs claim information into system for processing. Being a Claims Clerk I verifies coverage eligibility. Calculates settlement amounts according to guidelines. Additionally, Claims Clerk I processes routine claim payments. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Claims Clerk I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Claims Clerk I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Claims Clerk I, the first career path typically starts with an Appeal Resolution Specialist position, and then Appeal Resolution Supervisor.

The second career path typically starts with a Claims Clerk II position, and then progresses to Claims Manager.

Additionally, the third career path typically starts with a Claims Processing Clerk II - Healthcare position, and then progresses to Claims Processing Supervisor - Healthcare.

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Claims Clerk I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Claims Clerk I, the highest Claims Clerk I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Claims Clerk I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Claims Clerk I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Claims Clerk I salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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