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Insurance Underwriter, Life Salary

The average salary for an Insurance Underwriter, Life is $52,224 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$38,926 - $78,042
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,224
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90%

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$11.70 - $33.00
(Median)
$12
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,926 - $78,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,443  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $3,275  
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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$36,760 - $81,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $33.00  
   
Overtime
$22.11 - $44.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,443  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $3,275  
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).
)
$36,760 - $81,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Insurance Underwriter, Life

An insurance underwriter, life is responsible for determining if and under what terms an applicant for life insurance will be insured. An insurance underwriter, life primarily work indoors with computer programs that help he or she determine the risk of insuring an applicant. Some factors an insurance underwriter, life may take into account in insuring an applicant are age, health, and financial history. The terms the underwriter determines for the applicant include the premium that will be charged and the amount of coverage.

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Insurance Underwriter, Life Tasks

  • 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Insurance Underwriter, Life Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Insurance Underwriter, Life Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%