For Underwriters in New York, N.Y., annual average wages total $65K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are more male Underwriters in New York than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. The majority of New York Underwriters claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,129 - $88,041
MEDIAN: $64,681

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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Kings County, New York
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Pay by Experience Level for Underwriter

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

The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $65K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $73K on average. Underwriters in New York, N.Y. bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $104K.

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Experience Affects Underwriter Salaries

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Skills That Affect Underwriter Salaries

Loan Underwriting
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Financial Analysis
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


33 %
67 %

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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%