The salary statistics of insurance underwriters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of insurance underwriters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The insurance underwriters annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$41,800|
|25th Percentile Wage||$52,880|
|50th Percentile Wage||$69,760|
|75th Percentile Wage||$94,100|
|90th Percentile Wage||$123,660|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance underwriters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) insurance underwriters is $123,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,800. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 195% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of insurance underwriters from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of insurance underwriters in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for insurance underwriters occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $105,210. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $50,340).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only insurance underwriters salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of insurance underwriters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $32,940 to $83,960. The highest paying state for insurance underwriters is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $83,960. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $32,940. For more salary information of insurance underwriters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |