Insurance Adjuster Salary Canada

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Average Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiner’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1233.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: insurance adjuster, wage analyst, claims investigator, loss examiner and property adjuster.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $30.77 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $22.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta 17.3130.7742.562014
Edmonton – Alberta 17.3130.7742.562014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 21.00 29.33 48.00 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.0022.00 35.90 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.00 24.3738.462014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.9526.00 37.372014
Toronto – Ontario 18.0024.62 46.152014
Ottawa – Ontario 17.50 25.64 45.60 2014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 17.5025.64 45.602014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 17.5025.64 45.602014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 14.7723.0838.462014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan16.1527.6235.902014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Inspecting damage to property, vehicles or equipment
›› Interpreting the insurance policy wording
›› Determining the amount of loss or damages covered by insurance policies
›› Writing reports on all claims
›› Recommending whether repair or replacement is appropriate

Independent adjusters require a provincial licence issued by the Superintendent of Insurance in the province or territory of employment.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes insurance adjusters and claims examiners, is $24.04. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $919, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 50,000 insurance adjusters and claims examiners working in Canada.

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