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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 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,540
25th Percentile Wage
$54,640
50th Percentile Wage
$68,570
75th Percentile Wage
$91,460
90th Percentile Wage
$116,160

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 $116,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,540.

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
$68,570
-2.33% 1.27%
2016
$70,170
2.91% -
2015
$68,130
-0.19% -
2014
$68,260
0.92% -
2013
$67,630
-0.10% -
2012
$67,700
- -

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 $53,620 to $86,940. The highest paying area for insurance underwriters in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $86,940. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $73,540). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $53,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$86,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,540
Philadelphia
$72,060
Pittsburgh
$70,610
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,620
Reading
$68,450
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$62,170
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$59,500
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$58,190
York-Hanover
$57,990
Lancaster
$56,510
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$53,620




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