Average Underwriting Specialist Salary

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The average salary for an Underwriting Specialist is $66,576.
MEDIAN $66,576
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$40k - $109k
$587 - $19k
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$2k - $7k
Total Pay
$34k - $116k

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Job Description for Underwriting Specialist

Underwriting Specialist Tasks
  • Manage and grow assigned portfolio.
  • Develop relationships with current and new clients.
  • Conduct and write up account reviews.
  • Evaluate case risk and profitability.

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Popular Skills for Underwriting Specialist

Skills in Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, Risk Management / Risk Control and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Underwriting Specialist

An entry-level Underwriting Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,926 based on 16 salaries. An early career Underwriting Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,438 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Underwriting Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,400 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Underwriting Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,317 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,905.
Employees with Underwriting Specialist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 63.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (49.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (37.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Omaha, Nebraska (33.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (17.0% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (0.9% less).

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