Insurance Underwriters

General Information

Description

Review individual applications for insurance to evaluate degree of risk involved and determine acceptance of applications.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit93.15%
  2. Private, not for profit3.50%
  3. State and local government1.63%
  4. Self-employed1.41%
  5. Federal government0.20%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of insurance underwriters is projected to decline 2 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 8,300 openings for insurance underwriters are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$71,790

State-by-state Salary

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$90,270
$36,420
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 70%
  • High school 10%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Some college 6%
  • Post baccalaureate 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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