Personal Lines Manager (Insurance) Salary

With nearly three-fifths of Personal Insurance Lines Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Personal Insurance Lines Managers is $47K annually and can range from $31K on the lower end to $74K per year near the higher end. In the world of Personal Insurance Lines Managers, overall cash earnings stretch from $31K near the bottom to $74K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $10K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $5K, along with commissions approaching $10K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Personal Insurance Lines Managers (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. While one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than one-half have dental, as well. The majority of Personal Insurance Lines Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,000 - $73,343
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,635
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50%
90%

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$12.35 - $24.02
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,000 - $73,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,917  
Profit Sharing
$318.64 - $4,966  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,149  
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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$31,186 - $74,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $30.38  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,917  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,149  
Profit Sharing
$318.64 - $4,966  
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).
)
$31,186 - $74,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Personal Lines Manager (Insurance)

Personal lines managers (insurance) are responsible for reviewing and processing insurance applications to ensure their accuracy. They verify that all regulations and policies are adhered to and that applications are processed in a timely manner. These managers must be capable of answering a wide variety of questions related to company policies and handle client issues or changes. Personal lines managers should be current on state and federal laws that regulate insurance, as well as have certification and licensing within their state of employment. (Some employers substitute certifications and licensing if candidates have documented experience and are to obtain license within a designated time period.) Employers generally require at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; a master's of business administration (MBA) is often preferred.

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Personal Lines Manager (Insurance) Tasks

  • Take calls and act as key source of information.
  • Document and resolve complaints, problems and concerns.
  • Interact with clients, answer questions, and close sales deals.
  • Follow proper document custody procedures and process documents on schedule.

Common Career Paths for Personal Lines Manager (Insurance)


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Personal Insurance Lines Managers who transition into an upper level Commercial Lines Account Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Commercial Lines Account Manager makes $47K a year.

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Survey results suggest that Personal Insurance Lines Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Office Management, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Hiring, Training, and Account Management. Customer Service and Sales Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Lines Manager (Insurance)

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


For many Personal Insurance Lines Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $37K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $43K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Personal Insurance Lines Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $53K.

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Experience Affects Personal Lines Manager (Insurance) Salaries



National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Personal Lines Manager (Insurance) Salaries


National Average
$46,000

Office Management
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 4%

Account Management
up arrow 6%

Training
up arrow 9%

Hiring
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 25%
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