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Actuaries Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of actuaries in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare actuaries salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Actuaries

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,580
25th Percentile Wage
$63,140
50th Percentile Wage
$83,730
75th Percentile Wage
$120,490
90th Percentile Wage
$157,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for actuaries in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $157,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid actuaries is $54,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of actuaries in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,730
2.11% -0.61%
2016
$81,960
1.77% -
2015
$80,510
0.34% -
2014
$80,240
-2.53% -
2013
$82,270
-2.39% -
2012
$84,240
- -

Compare Actuaries Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of actuaries in six industries in the health care and social assistance 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 outpatient care centers industry with an annual salary $95,840. The lowest paying industry is the ambulatory health care services industry (annual salary $59,980). For detailed actuaries salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$95,840
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$88,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$88,070
Hospitals - Privately owned
$87,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$87,270
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,980

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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