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 Alberta at $31.48 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick at $21.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $60,000.

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* 23.1931.4877.962017
Edmonton – Alberta* 23.1931.4855.512017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 12.75 30.00 49.52 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.4123.08 33.65 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.11 21.0032.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.7926.04 38.972016
Toronto – Ontario 18.8026.52 43.592016
Ottawa – Ontario 18.80 27.40 45.60 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 18.80 27.40 45.60 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 17.3528.21 41.282016
Prince Edward Island 15.00 21.00 33.00 2016
Montreal – Quebec 19.1023.0032.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan17.3327.9539.522016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations, which includes insurance adjusters and claims examiners, is $26.32. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

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