The median annual wage for insurance underwriters was $65,040 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $38,960, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $116,600.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for insurance underwriters in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Other insurance related activities
Insurance agencies and brokerages
Direct health and medical insurance carriers
Direct insurance (except life, health, and medical) carriers
Management of companies and enterprises
Most underwriters work full time.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics