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Insurance Average Salaries in Ireland 2020

How much money does a person working in Insurance make in Ireland?


Average Yearly Salary
147,000 EUR
( 12,200 EUR monthly)

LOW
97,900
EUR
AVERAGE
147,000
EUR
HIGH
218,000
EUR

A person working in Insurance in Ireland typically earns around 147,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 97,900 EUR (lowest average) to 218,000 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Insurance careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Actuarial Analyst183,000 EUR
Actuarial Assistant144,000 EUR
Actuary175,000 EUR
Adjustment Insurance Clerk102,000 EUR
Assistant Broker141,000 EUR
Assistant Claims Manager168,000 EUR
Associate Insurance Representative116,000 EUR
Auditing Insurance Manager227,000 EUR
Broker152,000 EUR
Claim Advocacy Professional156,000 EUR
Claims Adjuster106,000 EUR
Claims Analyst116,000 EUR
Claims Examiner119,000 EUR
Claims Manager184,000 EUR
Claims Processor114,000 EUR
Claims Representative117,000 EUR
Claims Resolution Specialist168,000 EUR
Claims Supervisor155,000 EUR
Complaints Specialist138,000 EUR
Compliance Officer124,000 EUR
Consultant146,000 EUR
Eligibility Specialist157,000 EUR
Insurance Account Manager161,000 EUR
Insurance Accounts Executive165,000 EUR
Insurance Agent125,000 EUR
Insurance Analyst154,000 EUR
Insurance Appraiser161,000 EUR
Insurance Claims Clerk103,000 EUR
Insurance Examiner134,000 EUR
Insurance Investigator138,000 EUR
Insurance Manager199,000 EUR
Insurance Operations Manager187,000 EUR
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk106,000 EUR
Insurance Pricing Assistant141,000 EUR
Insurance Program Manager184,000 EUR
Insurance Project Manager167,000 EUR
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent140,000 EUR
Insurance Sales Agent116,000 EUR
Insurance Sales Director186,000 EUR
Insurance Team Leader162,000 EUR
Insurance Underwriter129,000 EUR
Loss Control Specialist154,000 EUR
Loss Prevention Investigator167,000 EUR
Loss Prevention Manager173,000 EUR
Loss Prevention Specialist156,000 EUR
Marine Underwriter151,000 EUR
Medical Auditor153,000 EUR
Monitoring and Performance Officer121,000 EUR
Payment Services Specialist161,000 EUR
Policy Change Director198,000 EUR
Policy Change Supervisor171,000 EUR
Policy Change Technician128,000 EUR
Risk Analyst175,000 EUR
Risk Management Director209,000 EUR
Risk Management Supervisor165,000 EUR
Risk Manager197,000 EUR
Risk Modeling Manager196,000 EUR
Title Insurance Typist126,000 EUR
Training Manager174,000 EUR

Insurance Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Insurance
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Insurance salaries in Ireland range from 97,900 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 218,000 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 153,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Insurance are earning less than 153,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 153,000 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Insurance are earning less than 113,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 113,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Insurance are earning less than 192,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 192,000 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 61,400 Euro(s) to 184,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Insurance Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland Insurance
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

Female
144,000 EUR
Male+5%
151,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Insurance Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Insurance professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Insurance professionals in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ireland
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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Insurance Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Insurance
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Insurance is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

45% of surveyed staff in Insurance reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
55%
No Bonus
45%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
144,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
151,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Insurance Salary Forecast and Trend in Ireland

How do Insurance salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly Ireland Insurance
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Average Salary 2016
131,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
136,000 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
140,000 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
144,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Insurance salaries in Ireland are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Insurance Hourly Average Wage in Ireland


71 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 71 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 71 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Insurance VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Insurance and Insurance yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Insurance is 0% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork165,000 EUR
Dublin172,000 EUR
Galway149,000 EUR
Limerick159,000 EUR
Waterford141,000 EUR
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