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Highest Paying Cities for Actuaries

The top 89 highest paying cities for actuaries (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of actuaries in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $136,590, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for actuaries. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $132,140). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of actuaries in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 89 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Actuaries

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$136,590
240
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$132,140
340
3 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$130,900
240
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$126,670
400
5 New Haven, Connecticut
$123,610
30
6 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$122,850
2,510
7 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$119,610
2,640
8 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$117,800
90
9 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$117,630
60
10 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$116,730
320
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$116,730
240
12 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$116,660
40
13 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$115,400
520
14 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$112,570
240
15 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$111,050
980
16 Kansas City, Missouri
$109,880
480
17 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$108,920
310
18 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$108,060
210
19 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$107,620
150
20 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$107,590
80
21 Wilmington, New Jersey
$107,100
70
22 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$106,300
850
23 Worcester, Massachusetts
$105,300
60
24 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$103,770
120
25 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$103,390
100
26 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$103,050
140
27 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$102,930
300
28 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$102,310
210
29 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$102,260
380
30 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$101,680
100
31 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$101,340
210
32 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$101,150
250
33 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$100,970
460
34 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$100,570
540
35 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$100,340
120
36 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$99,750
360
37 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$99,660
130
38 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$99,400
50
39 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$98,940
470
40 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$98,720
80
41 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$98,610
480
42 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$98,600
360
43 Rochester, New York
$98,350
60
44 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$97,830
170
45 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$97,570
50
46 Jacksonville, Florida
$96,630
60
47 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$96,550
820
48 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$96,160
70
49 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$96,100
880
50 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$95,780
270
51 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$95,510
150
52 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$94,920
110
53 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$94,280
910
54 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$94,100
140
55 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$93,850
200
56 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$93,040
50
57 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$92,770
790
58 Spokane, Washington
$92,100
n/a
59 Madison, Wisconsin
$91,740
210
60 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$91,120
270
61 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$90,930
150
62 Honolulu, Hawaii
$89,810
70
63 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$89,530
490
64 Richmond, Virginia
$89,190
50
65 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$89,110
80
66 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$88,120
160
67 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$86,570
190
68 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$85,720
n/a
69 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$85,670
40
70 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$85,620
70
71 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$85,480
180
72 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$85,020
200
73 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$83,410
120
74 Lincoln, Nebraska
$83,140
80
75 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$82,550
130
76 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$82,540
90
77 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$81,940
120
78 St Louis, Missouri
$80,100
180
79 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$79,840
210
80 Topeka, Kansas
$77,660
60
81 Springfield, Illinois
$77,560
70
82 Syracuse, New York
$76,320
60
83 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$74,900
120
84 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$72,360
40
85 Salt Lake City, Utah
$71,990
90
86 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$71,080
40
87 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$66,410
40
88 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$62,390
30
89 Tallahassee, Florida
$49,400
40
See also: Highest paying industries for actuaries.