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Actuaries Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

The salary statistics of actuaries in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare actuaries salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Actuaries

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for actuaries in the industry sector of finance and insurance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) actuaries is $184,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid actuaries is $62,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of actuaries in the industry sector of finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.36% 7.63%
3.17% -
-0.41% -
2.75% -
0.96% -
- -

Compare Actuaries Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of actuaries in 15 industries in the finance and insurance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for actuaries occupations is the nondepository credit intermediation industry with an annual salary $138,890. The lowest paying industry is the depository credit intermediation industry (annual salary $66,130). For detailed actuaries salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Other Insurance Related Activities
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Other Financial Investment Activities
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Insurance Carriers
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Depository Credit Intermediation

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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