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 1312.

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 Calgary at $40.08 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $21.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 19.56 40.08 77.96 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 19.56 38.92 52.23 2019
Vancouver Island & Coast – British Columbia 14.00 31.19 41.58 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.50 23.85 36.55 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.00 21.50 38.46 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.38 28.21 42.70 2018
Toronto – Ontario 19.23 31.28 43.42 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 19.32 30.77 43.59 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 19.32 30.77 43.59 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.32 30.77 43.59 2018
Prince Edward Island 16.41 27.14 35.90 2018
Montreal – Quebec 20.60 23.59 31.32 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 20.00 31.00 43.80 2018

Methodology

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
Licensing

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

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations, which includes insurance adjusters and claims examiners, is $29.57. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,021, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $53,000.

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