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Average Insurance Underwriter Salary in Houston, Texas

$52,696
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$2,600
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The average salary for an Insurance Underwriter in Houston, Texas is $52,696.
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$37k
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$53k
90%
$103k
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What Do Insurance Underwriters Do?

Insurance Underwriter Tasks
  • Analyze new and renewal business, data, claim history, loss experience, and outcome of liability decisions.
  • Underwrite, submit, approve or pend coverage amounts and premiums, and present decisions to management.
  • Monitor existing policies for compliance with company guidelines.
  • Manage underwriting territory and select new business based on analysis of their profitability.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Insurance Underwriters?

Skills in Insurance, Risk Management / Risk Control and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Underwriters?

An entry-level Insurance Underwriter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,716 based on 5 salaries. An early career Insurance Underwriter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Insurance Underwriter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,500 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Insurance Underwriter in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 37.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (24.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (21.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 18 survey responses.
Entry Level
27.8%
Early Career
44.4%
Experienced
27.8%