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Actuaries Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for actuaries in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of actuaries amongst Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Actuaries in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,670
25th Percentile Wage
$78,070
50th Percentile Wage
$104,980
75th Percentile Wage
$147,360
90th Percentile Wage
$193,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for actuaries in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $193,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.17
25th Percentile Wage
$37.54
50th Percentile Wage
$50.47
75th Percentile Wage
$70.84
90th Percentile Wage
$92.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for actuaries in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $92.83. The median hourly salary is $50.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of actuaries from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016104,9803.11%3.77%
2015101,710-0.11%-
2014101,8201.84%-
201399,950-1.07%-
2012101,020--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Actuaries in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of actuaries in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of actuaries in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $95,780 to $111,050. The highest paying area for actuaries in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with a median annual salary of $111,050. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $107,590). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $95,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$111,050
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$107,590
Philadelphia
$102,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$99,660
Newark-Union
$98,600
Pittsburgh
$95,780


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