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Highest Paying States for Insurance Underwriters

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $83,960, New Jersey is the highest paying state for insurance underwriters. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $83,290). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of insurance underwriters in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Insurance Underwriters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$83,960
$50,760 3,230
2 District of Columbia
$83,290
$61,210 30
3 New York
$82,450
$47,370 7,930
4 Massachusetts
$79,190
$50,210 3,190
5 Maryland
$78,680
$50,160 1,500
6 California
$77,870
$46,800 7,340
7 Nevada
$77,680
$38,900 250
8 New Hampshire
$77,320
$49,140 220
9 South Dakota
$74,910
$47,320 320
10 Georgia
$74,600
$42,700 5,500
11 Colorado
$73,960
$47,840 1,360
12 North Carolina
$73,770
$41,290 2,140
13 Washington
$72,720
$47,220 1,950
14 Rhode Island
$71,280
$51,070 440
15 Illinois
$71,070
$39,850 5,920
16 Ohio
$69,880
$44,740 4,840
17 Connecticut
$69,570
$47,180 2,790
18 Oregon
$69,320
$44,210 790
19 Arizona
$68,610
$43,590 1,680
20 Pennsylvania
$68,570
$43,540 4,570
21 Indiana
$68,220
$43,270 920
22 Delaware
$67,700
$40,620 200
23 Tennessee
$67,280
$35,050 930
24 Louisiana
$66,400
$36,330 1,070
25 Kansas
$65,260
$40,290 1,280
26 Mississippi
$65,050
$41,620 300
27 Montana
$64,170
$37,990 140
28 Virginia
$63,990
$40,950 2,350
29 Maine
$63,160
$42,890 370
30 Florida
$63,110
$38,140 4,600
31 Wisconsin
$62,910
$44,210 2,050
32 Iowa
$62,540
$38,220 1,810
33 Utah
$62,470
$35,740 540
34 Wyoming
$62,250
$37,540 90
35 Missouri
$62,170
$31,940 2,060
36 Nebraska
$61,850
$36,020 1,540
37 Texas
$61,700
$37,170 5,310
38 North Dakota
$61,620
$37,870 290
39 Minnesota
$61,330
$44,080 1,580
40 Hawaii
$61,320
$38,970 360
41 Idaho
$60,950
$35,790 160
42 New Mexico
$60,770
$31,340 180
43 Michigan
$58,940
$39,890 2,060
44 Kentucky
$57,910
$37,250 500
45 Alabama
$57,100
$34,500 1,060
46 Alaska
$56,010
$40,830 170
47 Vermont
$54,600
$37,920 220
48 Oklahoma
$52,110
$32,120 680
49 South Carolina
$49,940
$34,180 690
50 Arkansas
$48,650
$36,100 270
51 West Virginia
$41,840
$32,460 170
52 Puerto Rico
$37,710
$23,300 900
53 Guam
$32,940
$19,860 70
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