The average salary for an Underwriter in Houston, Texas is $61,652 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Excel, Loan Underwriting, Risk Management / Risk Control, Insurance, and Financial Analysis. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

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$43K
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$96K
MEDIAN: $61,651
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$-0.50 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$989  
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$38,783 - $101,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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Experience Affects Underwriter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Underwriter Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 59%

Loan Underwriting
up arrow 42%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 25%

Insurance
up arrow 19%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 15%

National Average
$54,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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