Insurance Underwriter Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for insurance underwriters in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of insurance underwriters among Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Insurance Underwriters in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,220
25th Percentile Wage
$47,200
50th Percentile Wage
$62,540
75th Percentile Wage
$82,320
90th Percentile Wage
$105,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance underwriters in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of insurance underwriters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,540
1.01% 8.03%
2016
$61,910
7.61% -
2015
$57,200
-1.12% -
2014
$57,840
-0.07% -
2013
$57,880
0.62% -
2012
$57,520
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Insurance Underwriters in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of insurance underwriters in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of insurance underwriters in state of Iowa ranges from $43,610 to $69,760. The highest paying area for insurance underwriters in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $69,760. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $67,690). The lowest paying area is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $43,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$69,760
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$67,690
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$63,890
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$59,510
Dubuque
$50,240
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,780
Cedar Rapids
$43,610




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