Underwriter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Underwriters in Philadelphia pull down an average of $59K per year. Most Philadelphia Underwriters are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. More than half of Underwriters in Philadelphia, Pa. (65 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,488 - $86,811
MEDIAN: $58,884

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$45,525 - $96,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Pay by Experience Level for Underwriter

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

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $77K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Underwriters in Philadelphia, Pa. report making only $88K on average.

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Experience Affects Underwriter Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Underwriter Salaries

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 6%