Average Entry-Level Underwriter Salary

$51,142
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$39k
MEDIAN
$51k
90%
$68k

The average salary for an Underwriter is $51,142

Base Salary
$39k - $68k
Bonus
$776 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$961 - $5k
Total Pay
$37k - $69k
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What Do Underwriters Do?

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.
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FAQs About Underwriters

What is the highest pay for Underwriters?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Underwriter is $68k / year

What is the lowest pay for Underwriters?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Underwriter is $39k / year

How can Underwriters increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Underwriter is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Underwriter that oversees more junior Underwriters, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.