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Highest Paying States for Actuaries

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $149,760, Kansas is the highest paying state for actuaries. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $122,910). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Actuaries

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Kansas
$149,760
$63,200 490
2 New York
$122,910
$67,510 2,410
3 District of Columbia
$119,780
$82,140 180
4 North Carolina
$112,990
$61,780 380
5 Colorado
$112,140
$62,510 260
6 California
$107,410
$65,670 1,410
7 Washington
$107,240
$64,420 350
8 Delaware
$107,100
$63,070 70
9 Vermont
$105,310
$57,450 60
10 Pennsylvania
$104,980
$60,670 1,530
11 Texas
$104,490
$59,630 1,180
12 Maine
$103,100
$53,540 130
13 Idaho
$102,920
$52,260 40
14 Connecticut
$101,580
$69,170 850
15 New Jersey
$101,080
$66,320 810
16 Minnesota
$99,870
$63,470 400
17 Georgia
$99,230
$59,310 260
18 Arkansas
$98,490
$59,820 60
19 Florida
$98,170
$52,690 580
20 Maryland
$97,790
$57,200 420
21 Illinois
$96,990
$54,790 1,590
22 Massachusetts
$96,020
$58,660 1,100
23 New Hampshire
$94,830
$63,070 100
24 North Dakota
$94,370
$59,810 30
25 Indiana
$94,010
$54,960 230
26 Tennessee
$93,500
$58,510 80
27 Iowa
$90,610
$56,020 710
28 Hawaii
$89,810
$46,210 70
29 Ohio
$89,620
$51,870 990
30 Arizona
$86,690
$61,890 200
31 Missouri
$85,690
$54,550 460
32 Oregon
$85,450
$56,130 110
33 Michigan
$83,690
$54,990 420
34 Kentucky
$83,110
$55,990 70
35 Rhode Island
$83,090
$59,440 190
36 Wisconsin
$81,300
$58,000 660
37 Nebraska
$80,800
$54,890 290
38 Virginia
$79,140
$51,200 200
39 Oklahoma
$76,140
$42,730 40
40 Alabama
$75,310
$51,560 60
41 South Carolina
$74,470
$46,160 90
42 New Mexico
$70,120
$45,020 30
43 Utah
$51,980
$40,740 140

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of actuaries in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for actuaries, Top Paying Jobs in America.