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How to Make More Money as an Insurance Adjuster vs. a Roofing Salesperson

There are many reasons one might choose to make a career change. The number one reason is money. Not making enough money is stressful. You need to make enough money to have security, enjoy life, and plan for the future. Many roofing sales professionals feel that high overhead costs, sales pressure, and the costs of managing others causes stress and makes their income feel unstable. If you are a roofing salesperson looking to change careers, insurance adjusting is a great option. The earning potential for insurance adjusters ranges from the high five figures to multiple six figures. The possibilities are limited only by your lifestyle preferences.

Staff Adjusters Gain Stability

On average, roofing salesmen and insurance adjusters have similar salaries. However, there are many unseen factors and hidden costs in that statement. Averages take into account staff adjusters who work directly for insurance companies. These positions pay less in general, but this is in exchange for a stable schedule, benefits, and many perks such as company vehicles and computers. Many former roofing salespeople are happy to make this exchange to spend more time with their families and enjoy steady income.

Independent Adjusters Can Make Six Figures and Beyond

Independent insurance adjusters, however, can make significantly more money. Instead of working for insurance companies directly, they work as contractors for independent insurance adjusting firms. In this scenario, the adjuster can work as many or as few hours as they want, and choose the kinds of jobs they want to take. Many independent insurance adjusters choose to work long hours during certain times of the year and during certain events, such as during storm seasons or hurricanes. This allows them to close many claims in a short period of time. With these claims paying between $300 and $1500 each, skilled adjusters can make thousands of dollars per day. The fact that this only lasts a short period of time can be a blessing and a curse. It means a lot more free time during slow seasons, but it also calls for financial savvy to make sure the income stretches until the next busy time.

Make Money By Saving Money

Often a career change involves costly education and training. Many people choose to go back to college to earn advanced degrees or start over to earn a new degree in a different field. Even technical school can set you back tens of thousands of dollars, and take a lot of time to complete. Any costs you accumulate to prepare for your new career have to be taken into consideration when calculating your income. If you have to pay back student loans, you’re not really taking home as much money as your pay stub says you are. Thankfully, insurance adjusting has a very low barrier to entry. Extensive education is not needed. The only costs are the costs of preparing for and taking your licensing exam.

Take the Next Step with 2021 Training

When you’re ready to start the next chapter of your career, 2021 Training is here to help you get started. With online courses and a self-paced learning model, you can prepare for your Texas insurance adjusting license on your own schedule. We have over 10 years of experience training new and seasoned adjusting professionals, and we would love for you to join our many satisfied and successful alumni. Give us a call at (972) 767-7699 to get started today!

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