The average salary for an Insurance Underwriter, Life is $51,018 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Insurance Underwriter, Life Total Pay (?
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$37,757 - $72,907
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MEDIAN: $51,018
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Insurance Underwriter, Life Total Pay (?
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$12.14 - $31.66
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,757 - $72,907  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $6,775  
Profit Sharing
$1,167 - $2,849  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$35,468 - $76,289  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $31.66  
   
Overtime
$21.58 - $39.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$100.00 - $6,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,167 - $2,849  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$35,468 - $76,289  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Job Description for Insurance Underwriter, Life
  • Manage underwriting territory and select new business based on analysis of their profitability.
  • Analyze new and renewal business, data, claim history, loss experience, and outcome of liability decisions.
  • Underwrite, submit, approve or pend loans, and present decisions to management.
  • Monitor existing policies for compliance with company guidelines.
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.
Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 10%
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