Underwriter Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For Philadelphia Underwriters, annual average wages total $56K per year. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men make up the majority of Underwriters in Philadelphia (63 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,814 - $84,478
MEDIAN: $55,716

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$43,814 - $84,478  
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$45,010 - $93,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Philadelphia Underwriters, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $52K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Underwriters in Philadelphia claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $77K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $88K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Customer Service
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Data Analysis
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Financial Analysis
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National Average

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 11 votes.


37 %
63 %

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: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%