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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 $124,710, New York is the highest paying state for actuaries. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $123,230). 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 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 New York
$124,710
$68,540 2,580
2 District of Columbia
$123,230
$87,700 170
3 Colorado
$112,140
$62,510 140
4 California
$110,130
$67,420 1,200
5 North Carolina
$108,910
$60,160 340
6 Pennsylvania
$107,770
$62,240 1,450
7 Washington
$106,740
$67,770 330
8 Florida
$106,710
$56,000 560
9 Georgia
$106,400
$67,800 210
10 Delaware
$106,160
$66,750 30
11 Connecticut
$105,990
$70,640 790
12 Maine
$105,300
$60,220 110
13 New Hampshire
$105,000
$68,420 80
14 Arkansas
$103,040
$62,270 40
15 Idaho
$102,920
$52,260 40
16 New Jersey
$102,000
$66,030 640
17 Illinois
$101,480
$61,920 1,320
18 Massachusetts
$100,580
$60,970 1,140
19 Louisiana
$100,020
$58,130 0
20 Minnesota
$99,870
$63,470 330
21 Kansas
$99,000
$57,280 400
22 Mississippi
$98,390
$48,260 60
23 Kentucky
$98,140
$61,440 160
24 Maryland
$97,790
$57,200 460
25 Indiana
$95,250
$58,940 200
26 Texas
$95,100
$57,890 1,080
27 North Dakota
$94,370
$59,810 30
28 Ohio
$94,070
$56,440 1,190
29 Tennessee
$93,500
$58,510 80
30 Iowa
$93,450
$58,820 640
31 Oregon
$92,950
$58,540 210
32 Nevada
$91,880
$75,120 30
33 Hawaii
$89,810
$46,210 70
34 Rhode Island
$87,350
$58,590 130
35 Missouri
$86,850
$54,050 430
36 Arizona
$86,690
$61,890 160
37 Wisconsin
$81,950
$58,220 650
38 Nebraska
$81,680
$56,770 390
39 Alabama
$81,650
$51,880 80
40 Virginia
$79,140
$51,200 210
41 Michigan
$77,300
$54,050 550
42 Vermont
$77,190
$64,760 90
43 Oklahoma
$76,140
$42,730 40
44 South Carolina
$74,470
$46,160 90
45 New Mexico
$70,120
$45,020 30
46 Puerto Rico
$56,700
$36,720 30
47 Utah
$51,900
$40,720 150

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.