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Insurance Underwriter Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of insurance underwriters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare insurance underwriter salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Insurance Underwriters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,970
25th Percentile Wage
$51,900
50th Percentile Wage
$65,550
75th Percentile Wage
$76,630
90th Percentile Wage
$89,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance underwriters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $89,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid insurance underwriters is $42,970.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,5500.79%6.51%
201565,030-1.18%-
201465,8005.00%-
201362,5101.97%-
201261,280--

Compare Insurance Underwriter Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of insurance underwriters in four industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $72,700. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $64,080). For detailed insurance underwriter salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$72,700
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$72,700
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$65,550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$64,080

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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