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Underwriter

An underwriter analyzes loan-related risks for a financial institution.

A typical day in the life of an underwriter might include:

  • Seeking out loan clients, analyzing risk and profitability, and assessing liability
  • Approving loans and presenting decisions to executives
  • Maintaining an understanding of institutional policies and industry-wide financial regulations.

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Underwriter
Northbrook, IL
$76,000.00
Arlington Heights, IL
$76,000.00
Schaumburg, IL
$76,000.00
Scottsdale, AZ
$70,000.00
New York, NY
$65,000.00
Chicago, IL
$60,000.00
Dallas, TX
$60,000.00
Charlotte, NC
$57,000.00
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of an underwriter might include:

  • Seeking out loan clients, analyzing risk and profitability, and assessing liability
  • Approving loans and presenting decisions to executives
  • Maintaining an understanding of institutional policies and industry-wide financial regulations.