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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
$45,810
25th Percentile Wage
$53,740
50th Percentile Wage
$66,560
75th Percentile Wage
$78,220
90th Percentile Wage
$92,260

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 $92,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid insurance underwriters is $45,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of insurance underwriters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,560
1.52% 7.93%
2016
$65,550
0.79% -
2015
$65,030
-1.18% -
2014
$65,800
5.00% -
2013
$62,510
1.97% -
2012
$61,280
- -

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

The average salaries of insurance underwriters in six 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 $74,510. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $65,230). 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)
$74,510
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$74,510
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$66,560
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$66,540
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,280
State government, including schools and hospitals
$65,230

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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