Becoming an Insurance Professional via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Herzing University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering insurance courses to train individuals to become top-notch insurance agents, insurance brokers, insurance consultants, insurance managers, insurance professionals, etc. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators make on average $58,780 per year and there are about 273,930 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Herzing University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Insurance Professional Salary Information

Category: Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Total # Employed in the US 273,930
Average Hourly Wage: $28.26/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$16.74 $20.82 $27.46 $34.68 $41.25
Average Yearly Salary $58,780
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$34,820 $43,300 $57,130 $72,130 $85,810
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.3% 17.9% 25.9% 10.7% 38.5% 4.6% 1.2%
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $37.11/hr $77,180
North Dakota $32.3/hr $67,190
Massachusetts $30.59/hr $63,630
Oklahoma $30.44/hr $63,310
Puerto Rico $30.43/hr $63,300
Mississippi $30.37/hr $63,170
Colorado $30.11/hr $62,620
Delaware $29.96/hr $62,310
Connecticut $29.92/hr $62,230
Missouri $29.79/hr $61,960
New York $29.47/hr $61,290
North Carolina $29.33/hr $61,010
Kansas $29.32/hr $60,980
Nevada $29.04/hr $60,400
Kentucky $28.45/hr $59,170
Utah $28.24/hr $58,730
Arkansas $28.05/hr $58,340
South Carolina $27.94/hr $58,120
Montana $27.88/hr $57,980
Tennessee $27.87/hr $57,970
Virginia $27.86/hr $57,960
Wyoming $27.8/hr $57,820
Alaska $27.69/hr $57,590
Alabama $27.65/hr $57,520
Oregon $27.48/hr $57,160
Ohio $27.41/hr $57,020
Idaho $27.33/hr $56,860
West Virginia $26.79/hr $55,730
New Hampshire $26.68/hr $55,490
Wisconsin $26.61/hr $55,340
District of Columbia $26.34/hr $54,780
Hawaii $26.24/hr $54,570
Maryland $26.14/hr $54,380
Michigan $25.91/hr $53,890
Maine $25.82/hr $53,700
Washington $25.77/hr $53,600
New Jersey $25.64/hr $53,340
Iowa $25.43/hr $52,890
Guam $25.32/hr $52,670
Indiana $25.24/hr $52,500
Louisiana $25.23/hr $52,480
New Mexico $24.75/hr $51,480
Nebraska $24.75/hr $51,480
Pennsylvania $24.02/hr $49,970
South Dakota $23.6/hr $49,080
California $23.4/hr $48,670


Category: Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Total # Employed in the US 10,960
Average Hourly Wage: $27.01/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$18.07 $22.14 $26.63 $31.28 $37.2
Average Yearly Salary $56,180
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$37,580 $46,040 $55,390 $65,060 $77,380
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.3% 17.9% 25.9% 10.7% 38.5% 4.6% 1.2%
Insurance appraisers, auto damage — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alabama $34.32/hr $71,390
Wyoming $31.28/hr $65,060
Missouri $30.68/hr $63,820
Delaware $28.24/hr $58,740
Oklahoma $27.9/hr $58,020
Idaho $27.51/hr $57,220
Nebraska $27.46/hr $57,120
Kentucky $27.2/hr $56,580
Indiana $27.04/hr $56,240
Arkansas $26.69/hr $55,510
North Dakota $26.61/hr $55,340
Colorado $26.42/hr $54,940
Hawaii $26.26/hr $54,610
California $26.2/hr $54,490
Maine $26.14/hr $54,370
South Carolina $25.96/hr $53,990
Mississippi $25.93/hr $53,940
Oregon $25.85/hr $53,780
Louisiana $25.73/hr $53,520
Utah $25.7/hr $53,460
Kansas $25.58/hr $53,200
New Hampshire $25.36/hr $52,740
Tennessee $25.34/hr $52,700
Washington $25.18/hr $52,380
Massachusetts $24.62/hr $51,210
Maryland $24.24/hr $50,430
Connecticut $24.17/hr $50,270
New York $23.86/hr $49,630
Nevada $23.14/hr $48,120
Montana $22.17/hr $46,120
Wisconsin $20.42/hr $42,470
Michigan $20.21/hr $42,030


Category: Insurance underwriters

Total # Employed in the US 98,430
Average Hourly Wage: $30.45/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$17.13 $21.33 $27.8 $37.34 $47.8
Average Yearly Salary $63,330
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$35,630 $44,380 $57,820 $77,660 $99,420
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.6% 18.3% 22.4% 8.6% 42.5% 6.1% 1.4%
Insurance underwriters — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $36.88/hr $76,700
Oklahoma $36.5/hr $75,910
North Dakota $34.56/hr $71,880
Virginia $33.52/hr $69,710
Missouri $33.51/hr $69,710
Florida $33.17/hr $69,000
Colorado $32.82/hr $68,260
Kansas $32.79/hr $68,210
Ohio $32.08/hr $66,730
Mississippi $31.9/hr $66,350
Utah $31.4/hr $65,320
West Virginia $30.87/hr $64,210
Kentucky $30.84/hr $64,150
Tennessee $30.81/hr $64,080
Michigan $30.32/hr $63,050
Wisconsin $30.31/hr $63,040
Wyoming $29.84/hr $62,070
South Carolina $29.2/hr $60,730
North Carolina $29.13/hr $60,590
District of Columbia $28.96/hr $60,250
Montana $28.94/hr $60,200
Maine $28.88/hr $60,060
Idaho $28.36/hr $58,980
Connecticut $28.34/hr $58,940
Nebraska $28.33/hr $58,920
Alaska $27.9/hr $58,040
Louisiana $27.87/hr $57,970
New Hampshire $27.8/hr $57,820
Oregon $27.47/hr $57,140
Iowa $27.42/hr $57,020
New Mexico $27.27/hr $56,720
New York $26.98/hr $56,120
Hawaii $26.73/hr $55,590
Maryland $24.67/hr $51,310
Alabama $24.59/hr $51,140
Nevada $24.39/hr $50,730
Indiana $24.32/hr $50,580
Puerto Rico $24.2/hr $50,340
Arkansas $24.05/hr $50,030
South Dakota $24.02/hr $49,970
Washington $23.21/hr $48,280
California $22.36/hr $46,510
Massachusetts $22.21/hr $46,200
Pennsylvania $22.14/hr $46,050
New Jersey $21.45/hr $44,620


Category: Insurance sales agents

Total # Employed in the US 325,710
Average Hourly Wage: $29.48/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$12.4 $15.78 $21.87 $33.43 $55.24
Average Yearly Salary $61,330
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$25,800 $32,810 $45,500 $69,540 $114,910
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.2% 17.8% 26.7% 9.1% 37.7% 6.1% 1.4%
Insurance sales agents — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Virginia $38.6/hr $80,280
Missouri $37.85/hr $78,740
Colorado $36.79/hr $76,520
North Dakota $34.71/hr $72,210
Oklahoma $34.44/hr $71,630
Delaware $34.38/hr $71,510
Pennsylvania $33.94/hr $70,590
Utah $32.51/hr $67,620
Connecticut $31.82/hr $66,190
Kansas $31.02/hr $64,520
Kentucky $30.02/hr $62,440
Idaho $29.48/hr $61,320
Montana $29.41/hr $61,170
Florida $29.17/hr $60,680
Hawaii $28.63/hr $59,540
Nebraska $28.61/hr $59,520
Maryland $28.43/hr $59,130
Wyoming $28.4/hr $59,060
Oregon $28.28/hr $58,820
Mississippi $28.25/hr $58,760
District of Columbia $27.74/hr $57,690
Puerto Rico $27.64/hr $57,480
Tennessee $27.63/hr $57,460
South Carolina $27.5/hr $57,200
Louisiana $27.49/hr $57,180
North Carolina $26.93/hr $56,020
Guam $26.9/hr $55,960
Michigan $26.81/hr $55,760
Maine $26.17/hr $54,420
Alabama $26.16/hr $54,410
New Hampshire $25.89/hr $53,850
Wisconsin $25.88/hr $53,820
New Mexico $25.07/hr $52,140
New York $24.33/hr $50,610
Alaska $24.29/hr $50,530
Arkansas $24.28/hr $50,500
Nevada $24.24/hr $50,410
California $24.01/hr $49,930
South Dakota $23.76/hr $49,410
New Jersey $23.4/hr $48,660
Ohio $23.4/hr $48,680
Iowa $22.73/hr $47,280
Washington $22.11/hr $45,980
Massachusetts $21.63/hr $45,000
Indiana $21.19/hr $44,070
West Virginia $21.16/hr $44,010


Category: Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

Total # Employed in the US 235,480
Average Hourly Wage: $17.18/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$11.48 $13.5 $16.36 $19.85 $24.36
Average Yearly Salary $35,740
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$23,880 $28,080 $34,040 $41,300 $50,660
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.8% 31.1% 34.0% 12.5% 18.0% 2.2% 0.4%
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $23.62/hr $49,140
New York $19.38/hr $40,310
Missouri $19.13/hr $39,790
Wisconsin $18.78/hr $39,070
Delaware $18.75/hr $39,010
Mississippi $18.69/hr $38,870
Colorado $18.48/hr $38,430
Oklahoma $18.38/hr $38,230
District of Columbia $18.11/hr $37,670
Utah $18.1/hr $37,660
North Dakota $18.01/hr $37,450
Connecticut $17.98/hr $37,400
Kansas $17.78/hr $36,970
Arkansas $17.72/hr $36,850
Tennessee $17.6/hr $36,610
Nebraska $17.6/hr $36,600
Virginia $17.54/hr $36,490
Alaska $17.36/hr $36,100
Nevada $17.33/hr $36,040
Wyoming $17.14/hr $35,660
North Carolina $17.09/hr $35,550
New Hampshire $16.8/hr $34,950
South Carolina $16.77/hr $34,890
Indiana $16.59/hr $34,500
Montana $16.53/hr $34,390
California $16.51/hr $34,330
Michigan $16.38/hr $34,080
Maine $16.34/hr $33,980
Puerto Rico $16.26/hr $33,810
Kentucky $15.97/hr $33,220
South Dakota $15.96/hr $33,200
Idaho $15.85/hr $32,970
New Mexico $15.83/hr $32,920
Hawaii $15.69/hr $32,620
New Jersey $15.66/hr $32,560
Louisiana $15.61/hr $32,480
Maryland $15.36/hr $31,940
Washington $15.19/hr $31,590
Oregon $15.15/hr $31,520
Iowa $15.04/hr $31,290
Alabama $14.84/hr $30,860
Pennsylvania $14.56/hr $30,280
Massachusetts $13.86/hr $28,830
Guam $13.66/hr $28,410
Ohio $13.64/hr $28,370
West Virginia $12.45/hr $25,900


Insurance Programs by State & City