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Actuary salary in United States

How much does an Actuary make in the United States?

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The average salary for a actuary is $116,392 per year in the United States. 1.2k salaries reported, updated at August 10, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Actuaries in United States

  1. Marsh & McLennan Companies
    1001 reviews12 salaries reported
    $220,000per year
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Highest paying cities for Actuaries in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $140,586 per year
    135 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $127,088 per year
    18 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $124,786 per year
    135 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $117,824 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Hartford, CT
    $111,118 per year
    15 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $108,627 per year
    43 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $105,630 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. Louisville, KY
    $97,081 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Columbus, OH
    $96,600 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can an Actuary earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Actuaries

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Management Experience

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Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
12 jobs17
55 jobs148
5 jobs15
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Most common benefits for Actuaries

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 310 ratings

76% of Actuaries in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Actuarial Manager

649 job openings

Average $158,855 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Actuary

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How much do similar professions to Actuary get paid?

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What type of actuaries get paid the most?

The highest-paid actuaries are:

  • Chief Actuaries
  • Principal Actuaries
  • Partner Actuaries
  • Lead Consultants
  • Investment Actuaries
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