The 10 States With The Highest Claims Adjuster Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 4 days ago

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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do claims adjusters get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for claims adjusters by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for claims adjusters by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for claims adjusters after this adjustment? That would be Claims Adjusters, Examiners, And Investigators.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Texas
  2. Kansas
  3. Missouri
  4. Mississippi
  5. Georgia
  6. Alabama
  7. Wyoming
  8. Arkansas
  9. Indiana
  10. Ohio

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for claims adjusters from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $71720, so our index value would be:

$71,720 * (100 / 135.9) = $52,774

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for claims adjusters.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Claims Adjuster Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $76,692 $69,560 90.7
2 Kansas $75,161 $67,570 89.9
3 Missouri $73,384 $66,340 90.4
4 Mississippi $72,991 $62,700 85.9
5 Georgia $71,586 $65,430 91.4
6 Alabama $71,337 $65,060 91.2
7 Wyoming $71,132 $65,300 91.8
8 Arkansas $71,102 $61,930 87.1
9 Indiana $70,927 $63,480 89.5
10 Ohio $70,245 $65,890 93.8
11 Louisiana $70,084 $66,440 94.8
12 Colorado $69,807 $72,460 103.8
13 Illinois $69,746 $65,980 94.6
14 Oklahoma $69,136 $61,670 89.2
15 Iowa $68,956 $62,750 91.0
16 Washington $68,764 $72,340 105.2
17 Arizona $68,714 $67,340 98.0
18 Idaho $68,425 $63,020 92.1
19 Tennessee $67,729 $60,550 89.4
20 Pennsylvania $66,794 $67,730 101.4
21 Nebraska $66,648 $61,050 91.6
22 North Carolina $66,645 $62,580 93.9
23 New Mexico $66,207 $63,890 96.5
24 Wisconsin $65,516 $63,420 96.8
25 Minnesota $65,238 $65,760 100.8
26 Florida $63,926 $62,840 98.3
27 Utah $63,795 $59,330 93.0
28 South Carolina $63,457 $62,950 99.2
29 Nevada $63,417 $65,510 103.3
30 Virginia $63,134 $63,640 100.8
31 Delaware $62,564 $63,440 101.4
32 Kentucky $61,679 $55,820 90.5
33 Connecticut $61,542 $78,590 127.7
34 West Virginia $61,059 $57,030 93.4
35 New Jersey $60,918 $74,260 121.9
36 New Hampshire $60,846 $71,190 117.0
37 Rhode Island $59,610 $71,950 120.7
38 South Dakota $59,296 $61,490 103.7
39 North Dakota $58,933 $58,580 99.4
40 Oregon $58,607 $67,750 115.6
41 Maryland $57,410 $72,050 125.5
42 Massachusetts $57,083 $76,150 133.4
43 Alaska $55,964 $73,370 131.1
44 Montana $55,525 $55,970 100.8
45 Maine $55,036 $60,980 110.8
46 New York $54,923 $71,950 131.0
47 Vermont $54,698 $66,240 121.1
48 California $52,774 $71,720 135.9
49 Hawaii $37,438 $62,860 167.9
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