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Actuaries Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $22.34 $39.81 $70.01+
  Annual $46,500 $82,800 $145,600
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Actuaries analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates. They construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits and they may ascertain premium rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.