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Underwriter, Personal Lines Salary (United States)

An Underwriter, Personal Lines earns an average salary of $45,466 per year. A skill in Insurance is associated with high pay for this job.
Underwriter, Personal Lines Salary (?
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$33,011 - $63,366
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MEDIAN: $45,465
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Underwriter, Personal Lines Salary (?
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$11.67 - $22.45
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,011 - $63,366  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $5,676  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $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).
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$31,861 - $64,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $22.45  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $44.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$99.33 - $5,676  
   
Profit Sharing
$596 - $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).
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$31,861 - $64,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Underwriter, Personal Lines

Underwriters for personal lines typically assess individual customers of insurance agencies to decide whether or not they are eligible to receive the agency's services. They make these determinations based on each individual's risks, including with a review of paperwork such as tax returns, financial statements, credit bureau information, and other relevant documentation. They also need to evaluate potential clients' needs associated with the requested insurance. Underwriters for personal lines must answer all customer questions and respond to their inquiries in a timely, helpful manner. They also need to effectively provide information about their company's products, ensure that clients' files remain accurate and up to date, and be able to explain to others within their organization why they made particular credit-related decisions.
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Underwriter, Personal Lines 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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Experience Affects Underwriter, Personal Lines Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%