According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a claims adjuster is $53,213 per year. Claims adjuster salaries may vary depending on geographic location, education and experience.
The bottom 10 percent of claims adjusters earn an annual salary of $27,220 per year. The top 10 percent of claims adjusters earn $72,620 per year. Entry-level claims adjusters earn an average of $32,000 per year. Staff adjusters may earn significantly less than independent adjusters. Independent claims adjusters that work catastrophe claims such as hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes, have the potential to earn upward of $100,000 per year. Typical insurance adjuster salaries range from $27,000 to $60,000 per year.