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Highest Paying Cities for Insurance Underwriters

The top 100 highest paying cities for insurance underwriters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of insurance underwriters in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $89,270, New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York is the highest paying city for insurance underwriters. It is followed by Newark-Union, Pennsylvania (average annual salary $87,260). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of insurance underwriters in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Insurance Underwriters

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$89,270
4,300
2 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$87,260
1,160
3 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$86,590
60
4 Knoxville, Tennessee
$85,780
80
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$85,560
750
6 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$84,670
1,100
7 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$84,460
500
8 Camden, New Jersey
$84,340
180
9 Syracuse, New York
$84,100
230
10 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$83,330
8,350
11 Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$83,260
70
12 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$82,290
n/a
13 Burlington, North Carolina
$81,250
30
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$80,140
2,720
15 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$80,120
270
16 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$80,040
2,490
17 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$80,000
560
18 St Louis, Missouri
$79,690
700
19 Rochester, New York
$79,350
260
20 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$79,220
770
21 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$79,220
320
22 Utica-Rome, New York
$79,030
220
23 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$78,420
1,200
24 Peabody, Massachusetts
$77,420
70
25 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$77,400
210
26 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$77,330
620
27 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$77,320
130
28 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$76,940
1,450
29 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$76,590
610
30 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$76,400
1,650
31 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$76,260
210
32 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$76,140
1,650
33 Framingham, Massachusetts
$74,740
120
34 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$74,390
900
35 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$74,190
1,220
36 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$73,920
620
37 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$73,800
170
38 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$73,470
3,420
39 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$73,360
390
40 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$72,980
1,080
41 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$72,770
1,260
42 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$72,760
330
43 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$72,650
3,800
44 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$72,520
920
45 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$72,180
4,030
46 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$71,760
1,990
47 Manchester, New Hampshire
$71,630
150
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$71,570
1,740
49 Worcester, Massachusetts
$70,830
300
50 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$70,250
220
51 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$70,140
370
52 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$69,840
600
53 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$69,570
1,350
54 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$69,200
970
55 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$68,310
430
56 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$68,150
n/a
57 Wilmington, New Jersey
$68,140
190
58 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$68,000
90
59 Memphis, Tennessee
$67,830
40
60 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$67,700
290
61 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$67,350
220
62 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$67,130
660
63 Reading, Pennsylvania
$66,960
90
64 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$66,900
1,140
65 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$66,870
210
66 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$66,820
480
67 Appleton, Wisconsin
$66,790
110
68 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$66,560
120
69 Columbus, Ohio
$66,250
830
70 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$65,800
2,140
71 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$65,800
650
72 Charleston, West Virginia
$65,720
120
73 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$65,570
3,060
74 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$65,570
310
75 Madison, Wisconsin
$65,460
410
76 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$65,430
110
77 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$65,430
700
78 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$65,240
750
79 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$65,150
1,850
80 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$65,140
50
81 Fresno, California
$65,060
170
82 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$65,010
730
83 Kansas City, Missouri
$64,990
1,260
84 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$64,700
1,240
85 Salem, Oregon
$64,700
70
86 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$64,680
230
87 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$64,610
850
88 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$64,340
50
89 Wichita, Kansas
$64,150
130
90 Dayton, Ohio
$64,100
80
91 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$63,750
5,640
92 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$63,620
110
93 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$63,620
n/a
94 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$63,180
1,530
95 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$62,850
460
96 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$62,750
130
97 Binghamton, New York
$62,580
40
98 Toledo, Ohio
$62,460
30
99 Spokane, Washington
$62,320
140
100 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$61,950
50
See also: Highest paying industries for insurance underwriters.