Salem Car Insurance

How much does car insurance cost in Salem, OR? Check out the average rates that drivers pay below.

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What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance in Salem?

Monthly Average Rates by Country, State, and City

Car insurance rates vary from driver to driver and are based on many factors that include driving history, claims history and where you live. Each city in Oregon has different rates, and below, you can compare average rates with the national average. According to our data, drivers who live in Salem typically pay around $112.85 per month compared to the national average of $146.47 per month. The best way to get a low rate is by comparison shopping. SmartFinancial can do that for you at no cost while pairing you with a reputable insurance company so you have no surprises if you have an accident.

AreaAverage Monthly Rate
National $146.47
Oregon $107.30
Salem, Oregon $112.85

Salem, OR Best Car Insurance Companies

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Certain insurers will offer you better rates than others based on a myriad of factors, so you may get a better deal from one insurer over another for various reasons, and that’s why it’s important to compare. According to our data, USAA generally has the most affordable car insurance in Salem coming in around $83.55 per month. Other companies to consider if you live in Salem is State Farm with an average cost of $88.50 per month and Country which typically runs around $100.36 per month. Check out the full list below. SmartFinancial rates the following insurers as the best insurance companies for drivers in Salem.

RankCompanyAverage Monthly RateComparison State Average
1 USAA $83.55-22.13%
2 State Farm $88.50-17.52%
3 Country $100.36-6.47%
4 General Casualty $107.500.19%
5 Grange $110.392.88%
6 Dairyland $117.019.05%
7 Nationwide $124.0215.58%
8 American Family $142.4932.80%
9 Oregon Mutual $148.1538.07%
10 National General $155.7545.16%

How Much is Car Insurance in Salem, OR?

how much is auto insurance in Salem

Rates can vary from city to city. The residents of Albany typically pay $87.61 per month while people who live in Beaverton will pay $130.00 per month on average. See what people pay for car insurance in other cities in Oregon.

Oregon CitiesMonthly Average Rate
Albany $87.61
Beaverton $130.00
Bend $95.33
Corvallis $100.46
Eugene $94.20
Grants Pass$84.42
Gresham $140.99
Hillsboro $118.87
Klamath Falls$86.29
Lake Oswego $110.61
Medford $91.44
Portland $134.10
Salem $112.86
Springfield $89.48

Cheap Car Insurance in Salem by Zip Codes

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Every zip code rates differently with every insurer. Your zip code determines the crime rate in your area as well as other risks. Below, you can see how average rates range across the state of Oregon. If you live in an area that is rated high in crime, you can make sure to garage your car in a safe place. That ought to save you some money. Covered and gated structures are best. Make sure to tell your insurance agent about the precautions you’re taking.

Salem, OR ZIP CodeAverage Monthly Rate

Car Insurance Rates by Driver's Age Group in Salem

Generally speaking, you pay more in car insurance the younger you are and the older you are. Teens and young adults often pay around $274.65 per month in Salem. Compare that to drivers in their 30’s who typically pay around $100.91 per month drivers in their 40s at $95.13 per month. It’s always a good idea to check for discounts that apply at any age. Some discounts include away-at-school discount, safe driver discount, mature driver discount, good student discount as well as multi-policy and bundling discounts.

Age GroupAverage Monthly Rate

Cheapest Insurance for Teenage Drivers in Salem

If you are teen in Salem you are probably looking for a good deal on car insurance. Since teenage drivers typically pay the highest rates of any other age group, it’s important to compare multiple companies. According to our research, USAA typically charges around $151.19 per month. This is likely the most affordable option in Salem. You might also want to consider General Casualty and Country who also offer good affordable policies for teen drivers.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
General Casualty$168.07
State Farm$209.52

Cheapest Insurance for 20 Year-olds in Salem

20 year-olds in Salem might want to consider USAA who, on average, offers car insurance rates around $114.17 per month. General Casualty , State Farm , Country and Dairyland are also in the top 5 cheapest rates available.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
General Casualty$116.63
State Farm$125.16

Cheapest Insurance for 30 Year-olds in Salem

If you are in your 30s in Salem our research has found that State Farm typically has the most affordable coverage coming in around $78.06 per month, followed by USAA at $79.18 and Grange at $91.17.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$78.06
General Casualty$92.95

Cheapest Insurance for 40 Year-olds in Salem

On average, USAA offers car insurance for 40 year-olds in Salem for around $68.69 per month. If you are looking for affordable coverage, you may also want to consider State Farm or Grange. The full list of top companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$76.28

Cheapest Insurance for 50 Year-olds in Salem

Oftentimes 50 year-olds enjoy some of the lowest rates of any other age group. In Salem we found that Grange generally offers the most affordable coverage at $66.87 per month.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$77.30

Cheapest Insurance for 60 Year-olds in Salem

If you live in Salem and you’re in your 60s, our data indicates that USAA usually has the best rates at $67.09 per month. The top 5 list of car insurance companies is below.

CompanyAverage Monthly Rate
State Farm$67.67

Driver's Coverage Auto Insurance Rates in Salem, OR

driver's coverage

Typically, drivers who currently have car insurance coverage will receive a cheaper monthly quote than drivers who do not. Since car insurance is a requirement in all 50 states, companies may question why you don't currently have coverage. Because of this, they may see you as a higher risk driver. In Salem, the average monthly rate for a driver who is currently insured is $109.96 while drivers who are not currently covered will pay around $117.19.

CoverageAverage Monthly Rate
Not Currently Insured $117.19
Currently Insured $109.96

Compare Recent Car Insurance Quotes in Salem

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Your vehicle plays a big part in how you rate for car insurance. The more your car is worth, the higher your car insurance rate. To lower your monthly premiums, you can set a higher deductible, but you’ll need to pay that deductible if you have an accident. Generally speaking, the newer a car is, the more it’s worth, and you may pay more in premiums, but the latest safety features will earn you a discount. The overall safety ratings of a car are also considered when determining your rate. In Salem a driver of a 2007 Toyota Camry can expect to pay around $56.38 per month while someone that owns a 2001 Ford Ranger may pay around $49.30 per month. Check out the list of recent quotes in Salem below.

VehicleAverage Monthly Rate
2007 Toyota Camry$56.38
2001 Ford Ranger$49.30
2005 Honda Accord$446.33
2008 Hyundai Accent$67.17
2012 Nissan Sentra$106.02
2013 Hyundai Accent$132.52
2018 Ford Ecosport$708.00
2014 Buick Enclave$216.49
2012 Toyota Fj Cruiser$219.50
2012 Honda Accord$136.11

FAQ's for Drivers in Salem, OR

driver’s frequently asked question in Salem

What Is the Minimum Liability Coverage Requirement in Salem, OR?

Every state requires drivers to have a minimum amount of liability coverage. Oregon drivers are required to carry liability insurance to pay for damages and injuries inflicted on someone else in an auto accident.

  • $25,000; Bodily injury coverage per person; Maximum payment for serious or permanent injury or death to a single person
  • $50,000; Bodily injury coverage per accident; Coverage for multiple people injured in a single accident
  • $20,000; Property damage per accident; Maximum payment for all damaged property in an accident caused by you

All motorists in Oregon must obtain an auto insurance policy that meets the following minimum liability coverage requirements: $25,000 bodily injury per person, $50,000 bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 property damage per accident.

What Is the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit in Salem, OR?

It’s against the law to drive in Oregon at the following BAC percentages:

  • .08%+ at 21 years old or older
  • .04%+ for commercial vehicle drivers
  • Any for under 21

Oregon’s driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) law includes a no-tolerance policy for underage drinkers. People under 21 years old who register any alcohol on a chemical test are considered to have failed it.

What are the consequences of being convicted of a DUI?

Penalties depend on the number of previous drug or alcohol-related convictions on your record within the last 5 years and a variety of other considerations. Even for a first driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) violation, consequences may include suspension of driving privileges for at least 1 year followed by the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, fines and fees, compulsory completion of a substance abuse treatment program, and possible jail time or community service.

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Commute Time in Salem, OR

21.6 Miles

Commute Time in United States

26.4 Miles

Number of Nearest Insurance Agents in Salem, OR


The statistics listed on this page are from our own in house reporting. We track and record quotes that carriers have provided based on various criteria. The rates and averages shown on this page should only be used as an estimate.

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