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Insurance Underwriter Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for insurance underwriters in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of insurance underwriters among Pennsylvania cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,600
25th Percentile Wage
$55,320
50th Percentile Wage
$70,170
75th Percentile Wage
$93,140
90th Percentile Wage
$129,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance underwriters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.44
25th Percentile Wage
$26.59
50th Percentile Wage
$33.74
75th Percentile Wage
$44.78
90th Percentile Wage
$62.10

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for insurance underwriters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.10. The median hourly salary is $33.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.44.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of insurance underwriters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,1702.91%3.52%
201568,130-0.19%-
201468,2600.92%-
201367,630-0.10%-
201267,700--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of insurance underwriters in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of insurance underwriters in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $59,500 to $87,260. The highest paying area for insurance underwriters in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $87,260. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $80,000). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$87,260
Pittsburgh
$80,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,470
Philadelphia
$72,770
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$70,250
Reading
$66,960
Lancaster
$66,870
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,560
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$62,850
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$62,750
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$59,500


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