An Underwriter, Personal Lines earns an average salary of $49,349 per year.

$37,400 - $65,940
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,349
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$12.26 - $25.34
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,400 - $65,940  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $3,091  
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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$35,205 - $66,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$38.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$204.26 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $3,091  
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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$35,205 - $66,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Underwriter, Personal Lines

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Experience Affects Underwriter, Personal Lines Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Underwriter, Personal Lines Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$49,000

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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