Insurance Inspector

Career Area: Finance

Occupation Group: Insurance Claims and Sales

Salary

Percentile wages tell how much a certain percentage of an overall population in a geographic area or within a given industry or field makes. The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall.

An example would be the 25th percentile, 25 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 75 percent earn more than the estimated wage value. At the 75th percentile, 75 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 25 percent earn more than the estimated wage value.

A typical Insurance Inspector earns the following wages (national and state):

State

The average salary in North Carolina for those pursuing this career is $42,177

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

National

The average salary in the United States for those pursuing this career is $40,280

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Inspects properties or vehicles as part of a report issued before an insurance policy is approved. Evaluates properties with regards to codes, regulations, occupational safety, environmental issues and fire protection.

Employment Trends

The job demand and job growth statistics shown here were derived from job posts over the past year. Expected job growth projections are extrapolated from year-over-year job post listing history.

Job demand and job growth is expected at the following rates:

LocationGrowth
North Carolina221+5.4%
Nationwide4358-1.4%

Skills

A professional in this position typically utilizes the following skills in the course of everyday work in this exciting and challenging field:

Baseline Skills

The following are baseline skills every Insurance Inspector is expected to have in order to experience success in this field:

  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
  • Time Management: Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities - especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
  • Organizational Skills: Experience with a systematic process of structuring, integrating, co-ordinating task goals, and activities to resources in order to attain objectives.
  • Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.
  • Self-Starter: A self-starter is a person who has initiative

Specialized Skills

These skills are specific to working in this career:

  • Appointment Setting: Working experience of Appointment Setting, which involves contacting individuals to generate appointments.
  • Scheduling: Working experience making schedules, which are basic time-management tools, consisting of a list of times at which possible tasks, events, or actions are intended to take place withing an organization.
  • Property Management: Property management is the operation, control, and oversight of real estate as used in its most broad terms.
  • Plumbing: Plumbing is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications.
  • HVAC: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort.

Distinguishing Skills

Any Insurance Inspector that possesses the following skills will stand out against the competition:

  • Claims Adjustments: A claim adjustment is a modification to some part of the data of a previously paid claim.
  • Roofing: Roofing is the material for a roof

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills:

  • Roofing: Roofing is the material for a roof

Experience

This position typically requires the following level of experience. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Experience Required%
0 to 2 years77%
3 to 5 years22%
6 to 8 years0%

Many of the programs offered through NC State are designed for working professionals who need additional credentials to enhance existing work experience.

Students who do not have the expected level of experience may wish to look into internship and employment opportunities.

Common Job Titles

It is possible to find work in this field in positions commonly listed as the following job titles:

  • Property Inspector
  • Independent Insurance Inspector
  • Commercial Property Inspector
  • Residential Property Inspector
  • Commercial Insurance Inspector