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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 $83,220, Maryland is the highest paying state for insurance underwriters. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $82,540). 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 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 Maryland
$83,220
$49,250 1,930
2 New Jersey
$82,540
$48,180 3,580
3 New York
$80,250
$45,700 7,860
4 Massachusetts
$78,680
$50,470 3,230
5 South Dakota
$75,910
$48,330 270
6 New Hampshire
$75,710
$46,250 370
7 District of Columbia
$75,110
$45,710 30
8 North Carolina
$74,110
$41,820 2,390
9 Washington
$74,110
$47,230 1,970
10 California
$72,620
$41,890 7,440
11 Colorado
$71,940
$44,210 1,390
12 Tennessee
$70,570
$35,910 880
13 Pennsylvania
$70,170
$44,600 4,900
14 Nevada
$70,050
$35,690 300
15 Connecticut
$69,790
$46,880 3,160
16 Illinois
$68,820
$36,920 5,390
17 Arizona
$68,220
$42,340 1,470
18 Rhode Island
$67,940
$44,710 420
19 Missouri
$67,020
$36,070 2,090
20 Delaware
$66,660
$40,030 200
21 Texas
$66,210
$37,780 5,660
22 Oregon
$65,610
$44,550 730
23 Ohio
$64,700
$42,720 4,860
24 Idaho
$64,360
$36,340 190
25 Alaska
$64,220
$43,420 120
26 Indiana
$63,970
$41,160 1,060
27 Georgia
$62,710
$32,110 6,050
28 Louisiana
$61,930
$35,750 1,240
29 Iowa
$61,910
$39,220 1,760
30 Minnesota
$61,460
$41,510 1,750
31 Kansas
$61,260
$38,090 1,010
32 Maine
$61,250
$41,180 410
33 Montana
$61,180
$39,070 130
34 Wisconsin
$61,110
$40,670 2,290
35 New Mexico
$60,680
$30,830 140
36 Virginia
$60,560
$38,650 2,280
37 Michigan
$60,040
$38,930 1,760
38 Mississippi
$59,890
$37,580 280
39 Florida
$59,530
$36,140 4,300
40 Utah
$59,520
$34,140 460
41 Wyoming
$58,630
$37,220 90
42 Hawaii
$58,240
$36,420 280
43 North Dakota
$57,990
$35,610 350
44 Vermont
$57,940
$39,280 190
45 Nebraska
$55,770
$34,640 1,590
46 Kentucky
$55,140
$36,340 330
47 Oklahoma
$54,360
$34,810 530
48 Alabama
$54,070
$33,770 960
49 Arkansas
$51,160
$39,230 200
50 South Carolina
$49,470
$33,600 910
51 Guam
$44,190
$21,440 90
52 West Virginia
$44,060
$29,820 170
53 Puerto Rico
$41,550
$22,630 660
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