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Senior Actuarial Analyst Salary

An average Senior Actuarial Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $76K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Senior Actuarial Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,097 - $98,539
MEDIAN: $76,269

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$59,097 - $98,539  
$1,419 - $10,440  
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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).
$60,203 - $105,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234

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Job Description for Senior Actuarial Analyst

Senior actuarial analysts are responsible for high-level actuarial calculations and data analysis. They use standard methodologies to analyze company data, predicting future performance and performing risk analysis. Senior actuarial analysts help develop specific models and tools that allow a company to properly evaluate potential gains and losses of proposed business plans and processes. This includes building theoretical models specific to the company’s circumstances, gathering and analyzing appropriate data, refining the model as needed, and reaching accurate conclusions based on the results of the model. As senior analysts, they provide leadership and training to junior actuaries and provide information to others in their organization in understandable terms, using appropriate charts and presentations.


Senior Actuarial Analyst Tasks

  • Calculate forecasts, rates, and liabilities and recommend changes.
  • Analyze, model, and communicate findings and recommendations.
  • Write reports, correspondence, and communications for internal and client use.
  • Set project goals, determine appropriate methods, and schedule effort to reach objectives.
  • Prepare rate filings and execute special projects.

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Popular Skills for Senior Actuarial Analyst

Senior Actuarial Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in SQL, Data Analysis, SAS, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Access.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Actuarial Analyst

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

Senior Actuarial Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $84K. Senior Actuarial Analysts see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $101K.

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Experience Affects Senior Actuarial Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Actuarial Analyst Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%