Becoming a Life Underwriter via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Herzing University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering insurance courses to train individuals to become top-notch insurance agents, insurance brokers, insurance consultants, insurance managers, insurance professionals, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 98,430 people employed as insurance underwriters alone in America, and their average annual salary is $63,330. Colleges and universities like Herzing University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Life Underwriter Salary Information

Category: Insurance underwriters

Total # Employed in the US 98,430
Average Hourly Wage: $30.45/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$17.13 $21.33 $27.8 $37.34 $47.8
Average Yearly Salary $63,330
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$35,630 $44,380 $57,820 $77,660 $99,420
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.6% 18.3% 22.4% 8.6% 42.5% 6.1% 1.4%
Insurance underwriters — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $36.88/hr $76,700
Oklahoma $36.5/hr $75,910
North Dakota $34.56/hr $71,880
Virginia $33.52/hr $69,710
Missouri $33.51/hr $69,710
Florida $33.17/hr $69,000
Colorado $32.82/hr $68,260
Kansas $32.79/hr $68,210
Ohio $32.08/hr $66,730
Mississippi $31.9/hr $66,350
Utah $31.4/hr $65,320
West Virginia $30.87/hr $64,210
Kentucky $30.84/hr $64,150
Tennessee $30.81/hr $64,080
Michigan $30.32/hr $63,050
Wisconsin $30.31/hr $63,040
Wyoming $29.84/hr $62,070
South Carolina $29.2/hr $60,730
North Carolina $29.13/hr $60,590
District of Columbia $28.96/hr $60,250
Montana $28.94/hr $60,200
Maine $28.88/hr $60,060
Idaho $28.36/hr $58,980
Connecticut $28.34/hr $58,940
Nebraska $28.33/hr $58,920
Alaska $27.9/hr $58,040
Louisiana $27.87/hr $57,970
New Hampshire $27.8/hr $57,820
Oregon $27.47/hr $57,140
Iowa $27.42/hr $57,020
New Mexico $27.27/hr $56,720
New York $26.98/hr $56,120
Hawaii $26.73/hr $55,590
Maryland $24.67/hr $51,310
Alabama $24.59/hr $51,140
Nevada $24.39/hr $50,730
Indiana $24.32/hr $50,580
Puerto Rico $24.2/hr $50,340
Arkansas $24.05/hr $50,030
South Dakota $24.02/hr $49,970
Washington $23.21/hr $48,280
California $22.36/hr $46,510
Massachusetts $22.21/hr $46,200
Pennsylvania $22.14/hr $46,050
New Jersey $21.45/hr $44,620


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