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Actuary salary in United States

How much does an Actuary make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $112,699
Low $71,654
High $177,255
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a actuary is $112,699 per year in the United States. 2.5k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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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. Genworth
    545 reviews6 salaries reported
    $146,076per year
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Highest paying cities for Actuaries near United States

  1. Windsor, CT
    $151,617 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $128,097 per year
    269 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $116,879 per year
    105 salaries reported
  1. Fairfield, OH
    $113,255 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $112,762 per year
    57 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $109,665 per year
    210 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $109,198 per year
    22 salaries reported
  2. Hartford, CT
    $101,735 per year
    58 salaries reported
  3. Albany, NY
    $100,239 per year
    43 salaries reported
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Where can an Actuary earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Actuaries

Top skills
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

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Average $152,090 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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