Personal Lines Manager (Insurance) Salary

Personal Insurance Lines Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $47K annually on average but can range from $31K to $74K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Personal Insurance Lines Managers — as high as $10K, $5K and $10K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $31K to $74K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Personal Insurance Lines Managers (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Personal Insurance Lines Managers. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,940 - $73,053
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,729
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$12.52 - $24.08
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$31,940 - $73,053  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,885  
Profit Sharing
$318.64 - $4,966  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,323  
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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$31,232 - $74,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $24.08  
   
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 - $9,885  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,323  
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).
)
$31,232 - $74,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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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Personal Insurance Lines Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Office Management, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Hiring, Training, and Account Management. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Lines Manager (Insurance)

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


For Personal Insurance Lines Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. On average, Personal Insurance Lines Managers make $49K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $53K on average.

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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
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Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Insurance
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Sales
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Account Management
up arrow 6%

Training
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Hiring
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 25%
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