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Salary, Wages, Pay: Insurance Underwriters




Median annual earnings of insurance underwriters were $45,590 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $35,190 and $60,890 a year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,840, while the highest 10 percent earned over $79,400. Median annual earnings in insurance carriers were $46,690, while earnings in agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities were $43,560.

Insurance companies usually provide better than average benefits, including employer-financed group life and health insurance, and retirement plans.