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Insurance Underwriter Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of insurance underwriters in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare insurance underwriter salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Insurance Underwriters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,110
25th Percentile Wage
$51,880
50th Percentile Wage
$61,910
75th Percentile Wage
$78,600
90th Percentile Wage
$97,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance underwriters in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) insurance underwriters is $97,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid insurance underwriters is $43,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of insurance underwriters in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,910-0.05%19.93%
201561,9403.08%-
201460,03015.36%-
201350,8102.44%-
201249,570--

Compare Insurance Underwriter Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of insurance underwriters in five industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for insurance underwriter occupations is the ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $64,060. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) industry (annual salary $45,560). For detailed insurance underwriter salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$64,060
Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,560
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,560

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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