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Stability and Growth

The insurance industry offers job stability because people always need insurance. In states like Wisconsin, you must have insurance to drive a vehicle or purchase a house.
Insurance policies are one of the last things people cut during hard times, guaranteeing business. You can provide for your family, have a nice
home, opportunities to travel and more. One of the best parts is that you help people when they need it most.

  • When disaster strikes, you’re there.
  • You help restore lives by caring and making things right.
  • You give back to your community

Virtually Any Major Can Work in the Insurance Industry

  • Marketing
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business
  • Operations
  • IT and more!

Salary Ranges for Insurance
Positions in Wisconsin

PositionRange
Agency Owner$125,000-$1,000,000+
Agency Partner
$85,000-$600,000
Agency Sales Manager
$60,000-$193,000
Commercial Lines Placement Specialist
$40,000-$48,000
Agency Producer (3-5+ years’ experience)
$38,000-$68,000
Agency Producer (starting)
$25,000-$35,000
Senior CSR (5+ years’ experience)
$36,000-$60,000
Customer Service Representative CSR)*
$20,000-$28,000
Senior Claims Representative
$45,000-$70,000
Claims Examiner
$40,000-$66,000
Claims Adjustor
$35,000-$45,000
Claims Representative*
$27,000-$40,000
Underwriting Supervisor/Manager
$65,000-$95,000
Underwriter
$40,000-$80,000
Vice President of Marketing
$85,000-$125,000
Marketing Specialist
$50,000-$80,000
Social Media Manager
$30,000-$50,000
Software/Applications Engineer
$60,000-$90,000
Application Programmer
$55,000-$90,000
Web Experience Specialist
$52,000-$60,000
Help Desk Analyst*
$35,000-$50,000
Senior Return to Work Specialist
$65,000-$80,000
Return to Work Specialist
$58,000-$62,000
Senior Actuary
$92,000-$150,000
Product Manager
$85,000-$115,000
Actuary
$60,000-$85,000
Risk Control Manager
$95,000-$125,000
Risk Control Specialist
$85,000-$95,000
Risk Analyst$69,000-$85,000

This information is provided as a guideline only by the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin.

* Entry level, no degree required.

Learn More About the Insurance Industry

Quick Facts About Working in Risk Management and Insurance

  • More than 70,000 people in Wisconsin are employed in the industry.
  • The average wage is $66,000, nearly 70% above the Wisconsin wage average.
  • Incomes in the six figures are common.

Scholarships Are Available

The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin, an association that represents more than 600 independent insurance agencies, offers scholarships to high school and college students pursuing degrees related to insurance. The PIA of Wisconsin distributes thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about the PIA Past Presidents Scholarship and the Young Professional Club Scholarship.