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Highest Paying Cities for Actuaries

The top 100 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 $134,220, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California is the highest paying city for actuaries. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $133,280). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of actuaries in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Actuaries

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$134,220
350
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$133,280
300
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$132,130
230
4 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$126,260
1,960
5 New Haven, Connecticut
$123,610
30
6 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$123,000
350
7 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$122,850
2,510
8 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$122,120
2,400
9 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$121,780
160
10 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$118,050
190
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$117,800
90
12 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$117,630
60
13 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$116,660
40
14 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$115,400
520
15 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$115,200
250
16 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$114,990
90
17 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$114,820
180
18 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$113,930
70
19 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$112,650
730
20 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$112,390
100
21 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$111,150
320
22 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$108,360
330
23 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$107,620
150
24 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$107,590
80
25 Wilmington, New Jersey
$107,460
30
26 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$107,440
280
27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$107,150
300
28 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$106,430
300
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$106,300
850
30 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$105,360
210
31 Kansas City, Missouri
$105,220
340
32 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$105,170
140
33 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$105,150
320
34 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$105,070
290
35 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$104,920
140
36 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$104,740
50
37 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$104,560
100
38 Bloomington, USA
$104,470
580
39 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$104,270
290
40 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$103,420
410
41 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$103,390
100
42 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$102,930
490
43 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$102,910
480
44 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$102,760
600
45 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$102,340
110
46 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$102,290
110
47 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$102,240
50
48 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$101,980
120
49 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$101,870
110
50 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$101,510
80
51 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$101,260
910
52 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$100,710
220
53 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$100,630
880
54 Utica-Rome, New York
$100,510
n/a
55 Wichita, Kansas
$100,480
n/a
56 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$100,340
80
57 Jacksonville, Florida
$100,210
60
58 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$99,210
640
59 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$98,720
80
60 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$98,560
90
61 Rochester, New York
$98,350
120
62 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$98,140
390
63 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$97,570
50
64 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$96,980
160
65 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$96,370
180
66 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$96,120
570
67 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$96,070
n/a
68 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$95,940
180
69 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$95,530
30
70 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$95,510
150
71 Jackson, Mississippi
$94,210
50
72 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$93,910
150
73 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$93,850
200
74 Columbus, Ohio
$93,770
370
75 Columbia, Missouri
$92,810
50
76 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$92,620
470
77 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$92,550
100
78 Spokane, Washington
$92,100
n/a
79 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$91,880
90
80 Akron, Ohio
$91,580
n/a
81 Worcester, Massachusetts
$90,940
50
82 Madison, Wisconsin
$90,590
220
83 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$90,460
50
84 Dayton, Ohio
$90,110
60
85 Honolulu, Hawaii
$89,810
70
86 Richmond, Virginia
$89,190
50
87 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$88,140
40
88 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$86,570
150
89 Manchester, New Hampshire
$86,250
n/a
90 Columbia, South Carolina
$85,880
50
91 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$85,750
270
92 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$85,720
n/a
93 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$85,670
40
94 Camden, New Jersey
$85,080
50
95 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$84,290
90
96 Lincoln, Nebraska
$83,140
80
97 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$82,720
310
98 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$82,080
70
99 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$81,940
120
100 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$80,110
200
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