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Chief Underwriter Salary

The average salary for a Chief Underwriter is $103,670 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$57,538 - $184,356
MEDIAN: $103,669

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$57,538 - $184,356  
$491.32 - $45,000  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$60,629 - $226,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Chief Underwriter

  • Renegotiate loans to reflect changing circumstances.
  • Decide whether to accept or reject loan applications based on risk involved.
  • Supervise underwriters’ work reviewing client finances and property to determine degree of risk associated with a loan.
  • Explain loan terms, company underwriting policies, and loan modifications to clients.

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Experience Affects Chief Underwriter Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


44 %
56 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%