Insurance Underwriter Salary Information in Texas

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,780
25th Percentile Wage
$48,270
50th Percentile Wage
$66,210
75th Percentile Wage
$83,790
90th Percentile Wage
$113,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance underwriters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.17
25th Percentile Wage
$23.21
50th Percentile Wage
$31.83
75th Percentile Wage
$40.28
90th Percentile Wage
$54.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for insurance underwriters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.58. The median hourly salary is $31.83. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.17.

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
201666,2103.62%3.93%
201563,810-3.15%-
201465,8203.98%-
201363,200-0.65%-
201263,610--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of insurance underwriters in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of insurance underwriters in state of Texas ranges from $38,340 to $72,520. The highest paying area for insurance underwriters in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $72,520. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $67,700). The lowest paying area is Amarillo with a median annual salary of $38,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$72,520
Fort Worth-Arlington
$67,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$65,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$65,150
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$65,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$63,620
El Paso
$59,100
Waco
$51,460
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,490
Amarillo
$38,340


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