Actuary Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Actuary is $79,924 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Statistical Analysis, Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Pricing.
Actuary Total Pay (?
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$49,707 - $130,570
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MEDIAN: $79,924
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Actuary Total Pay (?
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$12.37 - $50.51
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,707 - $130,570  
   
Bonus
$972 - $24,308  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $18,000  
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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$49,870 - $151,018  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $50.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$972 - $24,308  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $18,000  
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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$49,870 - $151,018  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,563
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Job Description for Actuary

The Actuary will routinely use critical thinking, problem solving and strong analytical skills to aid in or drive decision making. This analysis is often related to the analyses of statistical data with the intention to create probability tables that are used to assess risk and liability for future benefits. Strong communication skills and the ability to explain highly technical information to a broad range of audience members are highly desired skills among actuaries.
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Actuary Tasks
  • May ascertain premium rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
  • Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits.

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Pay by Experience Level for Actuary

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$84,000
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Experience Affects Actuary Salaries

National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect Actuary Salaries

Statistical Analysis
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SAS
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$84,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%
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