UNDERWRITER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$75,000
Median 50%
$142,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Stearns Lending
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does an underwriter make?
The national average salary for an Underwriter in the United States is $75,429 per year or $36.26 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $143,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $39,000 per year. Finance companies and Insurance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Underwriter jobs are Alaska, North Dakota, Washington, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The typical tenure for an Underwriter is 3.6 years.
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Average Underwriter Salary By Company

Underwriters can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Underwriters are in Finance companies and Insurance companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Underwriters are Stearns Lending and Lennar. If you can find a job at a company like BNP Paribas or ALPS, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Underwriters.

Average Underwriter Salary By Location

As an Underwriter in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $75,429 per year or $36.26 per hour. Seattle, WA reports the highest Underwriter salaries at $98,142 per year. Not only that, Seattle, WA also has an average entry-level salary of $50,000. Alaska, North Dakota, Washington, Minnesota, and South Dakota are the top 5 highest earning states for Underwriters. On the other hand, California, Kansas, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Nevada report the lowest wages for Underwriters.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$98,142
2
Minneapolis, MN
$91,581
3
San Francisco, CA
$85,697
4
Boston, MA
$81,442
5
New York, NY
$81,003

Average Underwriter Salary By Industry

Underwriter salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Utilities companies, Insurance companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Underwriters. Utilities companies pay Underwriters an average salary of $78,579, Insurance companies pay $77,551, and Professional companys come in at $76,888. The types of companies that pay Underwriters the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $72,707.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Utilities
$78,579
2
Insurance
$77,551
3
Professional
$76,888
4
Finance
$72,707

RECENTLY ADDED Underwriter SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/30/2019
$73,045
USLI
Underwriter
10/29/2019
$73,045
Wells Fargo
Underwriter
10/25/2019
$35,000
10/23/2019
$30,000
10/23/2019
$30,000
Robert Half
Underwriter
10/16/2019
$62,610
Robert Half
Underwriter
10/16/2019
$62,610
Robert Half
Underwriter
10/11/2019
$63,654
Robert Half
Underwriter
10/10/2019
$66,784
Robert Half
Underwriter
10/04/2019
$37,023
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