Insurance Adjuster Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Insurance Adjuster Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Insurance Adjuster Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about insurance adjusters:

What Is an Insurance Adjuster?

Insurance adjusters, also called claims adjusters, investigate insurance claims to verify it and determine the extent of the insurance company’s liability, and then determine a fair settlement amount. To accomplish this, insurance adjusters often conduct telephone calls with the insured clients, interviews with claimants, conversations with attorneys, and extensive document reviews.  There is also typically travel to a location for an inspection or an interview and even driving to and from a courthouse for a trial or mediation.

What is the Salary Range for an Insurance Adjuster?

Depending on the work setting and state where insurance adjusters are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, insurance adjusters made between $37,540 and $95,760, with the average annual salary being approximately $65,000.

How Many Insurance Adjusters Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation is as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
274,420 1.3% $31.24 $64,990 0.7%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for an insurance adjuster is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.05 $23.09 $30.62 $37.97 $46.04

Where Are Most Insurance Adjusters Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 32,540 2.04 1.04 $32.44 $67,470
New York 20,520 2.26 1.15 $32.32 $67,220
Florida 20,020 2.44 1.25 $29.71 $61,800
Texas 19,650 1.67 0.86 $33.99 $70,700
Pennsylvania 14,240 2.48 1.27 $29.98 $62,360

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What are the Laws for Insurance Adjuster Overtime Pay?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay non-exempt insurance adjusters or claims adjusters an overtime wage of time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 in one workweek. Many courts have rules that insurance adjusters are non-exempt employees, and are therefore entitled to overtime pay.

Some states have also enacted overtime laws that regulate the number of hours an employee can work within 24 hours before receiving overtime.

However, determining whether a particular insurance adjuster is entitled to overtime pay is a complex question: many factors go into the decision, and your state’s laws may complicate the issue.  Because of this, it is best to consult an experienced attorney who can advise you on your case.

Is an Insurance Adjuster Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Insurance adjusters typically work long hours every week handling claims for the insurance company.  It is rarely ever a “nine to five” type job because of all of the different types of tasks that need to be performed on a daily basis. When insurance adjusters exceed 40 hours of work in one week, they are generally entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA.

In calculating the number of hours worked, the employer must consider all required work performed in all facilities and departments, both before and after work hours, including staff meetings and required paid training.

If you believe you have been denied overtime wages that you are entitled to, it is best to consult an experienced overtime pay lawyer. An attorney will be able to determine if your particular case is covered by the FLSA and/or state laws.

Does a Company Have to Pay Overtime Wages to an Insurance Adjuster?

In many cases, an insurance company is required to pay overtime wages to insurance adjusters or claims adjusters, as they are usually covered by the FLSA.

However, it is important to note that determining whether a particular insurance adjuster is entitled to overtime pay is a complex question: many factors go into the decision, and your state’s laws may complicate the issue. That is why it is important to consult with an experienced overtime pay attorney about your case.

What Companies Have Denied Overtime Wages to Insurance Adjusters?

Our overtime pay lawyers frequently represent insurance adjusters and claims adjusters in overtime pay lawsuits against their employers. Some of the largest employers of insurance investigators are insurance companies such as:

  • The Hartford Insurance Group
  • The Hanover Insurance Group
  • Progressive Insurance Group
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Allstate Insurance Group
  • State Farm Insurance Company
  • Geico
  • USAA
  • Nationwide
  • AAA
  • MetLife
  • Ameriprise Financial

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Insurance Adjuster Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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