Vice President (VP), Underwriting Salary

Average pay for VPs of Underwriting in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($116K). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Underwriting. Women make up a slight majority of VPs of Underwriting (50 percent) survey respondents. Men working as VPs of Underwriting who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$79,338 - $155,450
$79K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $115,984
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$0$180K
Salary $79,338 - $155,450
Bonus $3,091 - $40,134
Profit Sharing $12,300
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$83,450 - $180,310
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Underwriting

The practice of underwriting is important for financial institutions and insurers, as it is the mechanism by which they determine their exposure to risk and the amount of premium or incoming revenue which will help to mitigate it. A vice president (VP) of underwriting is a board-level executive who is generally responsible for developing and adhering to cost- and risk-benefit systems, and their goal is to help maintain a good balance of profitability and risk management/leverage.

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Vice President (VP), Underwriting Tasks

  • Responsible for management of underwriting department.
  • Supervise, train and develop staff in portfolio-building and underwriting skills.
  • Oversee risk and account management.
  • Lead underwriting and approval process to maximize profits and minimize losses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Underwriting

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Underwriting has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Underwriting with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Underwriting with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Underwriting which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 45 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Underwriting with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 34 salaries.

Vice President (VP), Underwriting Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP), Underwriting?

Vice President (VP), Underwriting in New York:
Pros: The people I work with and the perks.
Cons: Management is cut-throat and disceptive.

Vice President (VP), Underwriting in The Woodlands:
"Rewarding with constant frustration."
Pros: The team I work with and the work I do.
Cons: The dictatorship.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Underwriting

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Underwriting Salaries

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$133,000

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Underwriting Salaries

Insurance
▲16%

National Average
$133,000


Risk Management / Risk Control
▼17%

People Management
▼18%

Loan Underwriting
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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