Information About Actuaries

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Training

Actuaries need bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience.

Degrees for Actuaries
Training for Actuaries
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 0.4
Some College 1.5
Associates Degree 1.0
Bachelors Degree 62.0
Masters Degree 22.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 12.9

Employment

Represents about 19,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 4,000 more actuaries but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, actuaries make $49.52 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Actuaries $26.10 $32.70 $43.70 $61.10 $80.90
Computer and mathematical science occupations $19.20 $26.10 $36.10 $47.30 $58.70
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, actuaries make $103,000 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Actuaries $54,350 $68,140 $91,060 $127,200 $168,270
Computer and mathematical science occupations $40,040 $54,430 $75,080 $98,450 $122,210
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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