CPCU® Salary

Median CPC salary for property casualty employees

According to a report by the CPCU® Society surveying 174 CPCU® designation holders, 91% of all survey respondents stated that completing the CPCU® designation has provided them with increased job opportunities. Out of these 174 respondents, 75% also reported that the CPCU® designation has led to a salary increase, with about half of their salaries increasing by as much as 15%.

Salary breakdown

According a study by payscale.com, the median CPCU® salary for insurance company employees is $74,338. The median CPCU® salary broken down by job type is as follows

  • Insurance underwriter – $65,486
  • Senior underwriter – $80,809
  • Insurance broker – $74,798
  • Insurance underwriter commercial property – $64,901
  • Claims manager – $89,062
  • Risk manager – $94,875



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CPC Salary Increase Broken Down By Position

CPCU® Satisfaction

According to the same payscale.com report listed above, 169 out of the 169 survey respondents rated the CPCU® a 5 out of 5 in terms of satisfaction.

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The CPCU® designation is a tough designation to complete but the benefits are undeniable including increased salary, improved employment marketability, improved long term employment opportunities, and improved job performance.

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