A Director, Underwriting earns an average salary of $121,227 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$81,081 - $147,611
MEDIAN: $121,226

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$81,081 - $147,611  
$3,936 - $25,418  
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$-0.50 - $20,713  
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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).
$85,193 - $162,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Director, Underwriting

  • Develop, enforce, and maintain all underwriting models, forms, and schedules.
  • Perform quality control and reviews of underwriting materials, and coach staff to reach higher standards.
  • Understand and track regulatory information and developments, and change processes as required.
  • Track data, create reports, and interpret metrics to improve efficiency and productivity.

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What is it like working as a Director, Underwriting?

Director, Underwriting in New York:
"Pros And Cons Of Being An Underwriting Director."
Pros: I enjoy the diversification of my work day. I enjoy when I can put out a fire and satisfy our client either financially or with a customer service option. I enjoy being the go to person when my team has exhausted all their options.
Cons: Having to clean up the salesmen mess as their only concern is a sale. They know the information and is required and it falls on my lap to get information obtained and corrected. My direct manager is hardly ever in the office so any executive decision I have to make needs to be run by him which will require me to contact him. When he is in the never communicates with me and when I have to be the one to communicate with him to bring him up to date.

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 20%