An average Actuarial Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K per year. Total cash compensation to Actuarial Analysts varies from $51K 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 experience level and the specific company. Work is enjoyable for Actuarial Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Actuarial Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,972 - $77,573
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MEDIAN: $61,544
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$15.10 - $33.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$49,972 - $77,573  
   
Bonus
$1,474 - $7,453  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,136  
Total Pay (?
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$50,677 - $79,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 585
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $33.88  
   
Overtime
$38.04 - $56.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,474 - $7,453  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,136  
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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$50,677 - $79,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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

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

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Actuarial Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Actuarial Analyst. The average Senior Actuarial Analyst brings home $80K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Actuarial Analyst


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Actuarial Analysts include Towers Watson, Milliman, Incorporated, Mercer LLC, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, and Aetna, Inc. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group offers the most; Actuarial Analysts earn $74K on average there.

Popular Skills for Actuarial Analyst


Survey takers working as Actuarial Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, SAS, VBA, and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication and Financial Analysis. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know SAS.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,919

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Actuarial Analysts, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 16 percent greater than the national average. Actuarial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), Hartford (+11 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Philadelphia (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Montpelier, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Omaha and Madison (15 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Actuarial Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Actuarial Analyst?

Actuarial Analyst in New York:
"Fast career progression, intellectually stimulating."
Pros: I like having to use "actuarial judgment" to make decisions when there is no right answer, using limited data. I have to forecast future losses for large companies buying insurance, and it's impossible to be 100% certain that you're getting the right answer. I'm making real decisions that have an impact very early on in my career. I also like getting to work with non-actuaries and other departments. My salary has gone up around 50% in my first couple of years as an actuarial analyst, and my job responsibilities have increased too.
Cons: There is not always a lot of geographic flexibility - many jobs are concentrated in a few large cities, and often they are at insurance companies' headquarters. Sometimes the job might require a lot of updating spreadsheets and data cleansing, which can be boring and monotonous. Staying at one company, rather than switching companies, can hinder your career growth. Companies are more likely to pay more for external hires rather than promote within.

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Key Stats for Actuarial Analyst

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
061
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Actuarial Analyst Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Actuarial Analyst Salaries

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 10%

SAS
up arrow 6%

VBA
up arrow 3%


R
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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