Insurance Underwriters (13-2053)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 133137 3.00 33
United States 103,40091,600 -11.40 1,9501,950

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 36.2919.3124.66 32.5444.1258.38
Alaska **24.66 *44.12*
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.0213.9816.26 22.3640.2748.69

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1468 5.541.4 33.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation19
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 19
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 19.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Insurance License Preparation of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Alaska Credit Class for Car Dealer Finance Departments
Insurance - Alaska Independent Adjuster License
Insurance - Bail Bond License
Insurance - Ethics
Insurance - Long Term Care 4-hour Update
Insurance - Managing General Agent License
Insurance - Property/Casualty
Insurance - Surplus Lines
Insurance - The Life and Health Class