Average Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills make around $90K per year. Total cash compensation to Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills bottoms out near $52K and approaches $162K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $28K from bonuses and almost $26K from profit sharing. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills (80 percent) who took the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,261 - $141,414
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MEDIAN: $90,466
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,261 - $141,414  
   
Bonus
$1,745 - $28,005  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $25,532  
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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$51,713 - $162,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.00  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,745 - $28,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $25,532  
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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$51,713 - $162,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Pay by Experience Level for Actuary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $71K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $114K. Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills bring in $134K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $133K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,340

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills, 64 percent higher than the national average. Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills will also find cushy salaries in Des Moines (+30 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Actuary's salary, with Hartford Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average. Employers in Dallas and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Actuary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$94,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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