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Entry-Level Actuary Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Actuarys typically take home $62K per year. Overall cash earnings of Entry-Level Actuarys stretch from $46K near the bottom to $101K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Actuarys are men (72 percent). Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Actuarys is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Actuary Salary (?
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$46,510 - $94,429
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,739
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Entry-Level Actuary Salary (?
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$12.14 - $37.70
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,510 - $94,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,385  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,809  
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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$45,872 - $100,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 834
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $37.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.28  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,385  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,809  
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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$45,872 - $100,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$64,000
Charlotte
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Indianapolis
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Washington
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Stamford
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Columbus
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Atlanta
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Actuarys, 25 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Actuarys see paychecks higher than average (+18 percent, +18 percent, +17 percent, and +8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Stamford (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Actuary Salaries

Pricing
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Financial Modeling
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Financial Analysis
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SAS
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%