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Vice President (VP), Underwriting Salary

Earnings for VPs of Underwriting in the United States come in at around $121K per year on average. Work is enjoyable for VPs of Underwriting, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Male VPs of Underwriting who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$77,902 - $158,282
MEDIAN: $120,702

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$77,902 - $158,282  
$1,932 - $32,681  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $12,774  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$83,927 - $190,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Underwriting

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

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%