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Actuarial Analyst Salary

Median pay for Actuarial Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $60K annually. Total cash compensation to Actuarial Analysts varies from $49K to $80K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K each. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Most Actuarial Analysts survey respondents are men (70 percent). Work is enjoyable for Actuarial Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,829 - $75,741
(Median)
$49K
$60K
$76K
MEDIAN: $60,420
10%
50%
90%

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$15.62 - $30.75
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$48,829 - $75,741  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $7,279  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $7,023  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,464 - $79,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $30.75  
   
Overtime
$28.91 - $52.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,001 - $7,279  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $7,023  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$49,464 - $79,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Actuarial Analyst

An actuary analyst uses data to measure risk for a company or organization, such as insurance company or a financial services business. Common functions performed by an actuary analyst include coordinating, preparing, and performing actuarial analyses, which are required by companies when developing new products, projecting future results, repricing existing products, and/or determine financial strength. An actuary analyst is usually expected to work under minimal supervision and must be able to perform moderately complex work assignments and problem resolution.

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Actuarial Analyst Tasks

  • Report and interpret results of data analysis.
  • Review accuracy of data and calculations.
  • Analyze risk evaluation data, using appropriate models and statistical methods, and creating relevant charts and graphs.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Actuarial Analyst


Actuarial Analysts flock to Liberty Mutual Insurance Group for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $74K lead the pack in compensation.

Mercer LLC doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $63K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $76K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Actuarial Analyst


Survey results suggest that Actuarial Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in SAS, VBA, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Statistical Analysis. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know SAS.

Pay Difference by Location


For Actuarial Analysts, Hartford provides a pay rate that is 14 percent greater than the national average. Actuarial Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+11 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Actuarial Analysts in the Midwest are met with below-average pay: In particular, Cleveland, Omaha, and Cincinnati are the lowest-paid American cities for Actuarial Analysts, who face pay rates below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Omaha (14 percent less) and Cincinnati (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Actuarial Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%


National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Actuarial Analyst Salaries

SAS
up arrow 4%

VBA
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

SQL
0%

Microsoft Access
0%

National Average
$62,000

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%