Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate Salary

Earnings for Commercial Real Estate Underwriters in the United States come in at around $70K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Commercial Real Estate Underwriters who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Most Commercial Real Estate Underwriters report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,554 - $100,289
(Median)
$44K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,920
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50%
90%

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$15.74 - $39.15
(Median)
$16
$18
$39
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,554 - $100,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,661  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$42,380 - $114,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.74 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$32.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,661  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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).
)
$42,380 - $114,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Commercial Real Estate Underwriters report a focused set of job skills. Lucky workers who know Real Estate can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 31 percent above average. Loan Underwriting and Financial Analysis are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 31 percent. It is not unusual for someone who knows Financial Analysis to be familiar with Loan Underwriting as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $83K. Commercial Real Estate Underwriters bring in $92K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $87K.

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Experience Affects Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 31%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Loan Underwriting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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