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Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (slightly less than a third) of final income for Commercial Real Estate Underwriters. That final number averages out to $71K across the industry. Experience level 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. Male Commercial Real Estate Underwriters are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. The majority of Commercial Real Estate Underwriters claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,790 - $96,701
MEDIAN: $65,403

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$40,790 - $96,701  
$0.00 - $20,608  
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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).
$41,044 - $112,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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Survey results show that Commercial Real Estate Underwriters typically report just a few professional skills. Lucky workers who know Real Estate can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 36 percent above average. Loan Underwriting and Financial Analysis are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 36 percent. Many workers who know Financial Analysis also know Loan Underwriting.

Pay by Experience Level for Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate

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

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $83K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Commercial Real Estate Underwriters make a median salary of $92K. Commercial Real Estate Underwriters who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $75K.

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Experience Affects Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate Salaries

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Skills That Affect Underwriter, Commercial Real Estate Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


35 %
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%