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Insurance Underwriters in Iowa

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2.8% Jobs Projection
$67,020 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Insurance Underwriters in Iowa are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Insurance Underwriters in Iowa is growing slower than average.

  • Insurance Underwriters in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Insurance Underwriters Work in Iowa?

In 2018, there were 1,850 Insurance Underwriters working in the state.

There were 1,810 Insurance Underwriters employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,290 Insurance Underwriters working in it, which means Iowa has more Insurance Underwriters than average.


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Insurance Underwriters in this state are growing at a rate of 2.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.3%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 150 annual job openings, and a total of 1,830 jobs for Iowa Insurance Underwriters in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,500 annual jobs and 98,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Insurance Underwriters Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Insurance Underwriters ranged from $41,860 to $114,450 with $67,020 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.12 to $55.02. The median hourly rate was $32.22.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.07 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.15.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Iowa Metros for Insurance Underwriters

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Insurance Underwriters.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,110 $71,130
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,030 $60,200
Cedar Rapids, IA 270 $58,440
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 140 $72,080
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 60 $72,230
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 $65,150

Top States for Insurance Underwriters Employment

View the list below to see where most Insurance Underwriters work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 9,130 $78,750
New York 8,430 $78,420
Texas 7,560 $61,240
Georgia 6,020 $73,910
Illinois 5,780 $70,410
Florida 4,970 $63,790
Pennsylvania 4,640 $71,070
Ohio 4,630 $68,190
New Jersey 3,190 $79,930
Connecticut 2,940 $70,980
Massachusetts 2,410 $76,760
Missouri 2,320 $64,660
Wisconsin 2,260 $63,490
Virginia 2,180 $64,260
North Carolina 2,010 $71,570
Iowa 1,850 $67,020
Minnesota 1,620 $63,820
Washington 1,610 $76,110
Arizona 1,570 $71,400
Nebraska 1,530 $59,960

Below are the states where Insurance Underwriters get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Hampshire $80,530
District of Columbia $80,410
New Jersey $79,930
California $78,750
New York $78,420
Massachusetts $76,760
Maryland $76,450
Washington $76,110
South Dakota $74,810
Georgia $73,910

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