Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills take home approximately $90K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills varies from around $52K to approximately $164K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $29K and $26K, respectively. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Most Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$51,761 - $142,767
$52K
$90K
$140K
MEDIAN: $89,688
10%
50%
90%

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$20.73 - $43.96
$25
MEDIAN: $25.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,761 - $142,767  
   
Bonus
$1,900 - $28,968  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $25,760  
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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$52,131 - $163,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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
$1,900 - $28,968  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $25,760  
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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$52,131 - $163,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Pay by Experience Level for Actuary

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


Inexperienced workers earn around $69K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $116K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $137K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $133K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,364

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

Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 66 percent. Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills will also find cushy salaries in Des Moines (+31 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Actuaries with Financial Analysis skills is geography, with workers in Hartford earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (24 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Actuary

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Actuary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$93,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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