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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 143142 -0.74 812
United States 104,10098,600 -5.22,600 5,4007,460

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.3320.3725.72 33.6745.3859.77
Alaska 30.6520.5922.25 25.0235.0749.41
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.6520.5922.25 25.0235.0749.41

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1417 5.045.6 33.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 25
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

Insurance License Preparation of Alaska   (Anchorage)
2-Hour Employment Practices Liability
4-Hour Cyber Liability Coverage
4-Hour Personal Auto Policy
8-Hour Long Term Care, Initial
Alaska Credit Class for Car Dealer Finance Departments
Alaska Independent Adjuster License
Bail Bond License
Long Term Care 4-Hour Update
Managing General Agent License
Surplus Lines
The Life and Health Class