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Actuaries - Career Information

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Career information and college search tools for actuaries and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

The Top Cities tab shows employment statistics for Actuaries by major metro area.

The Top Industries tab shows which industries have the most jobs for Actuaries, along with salary data by industry.

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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Actuaries

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Actuaries relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary
(2013)
Relative
Popularity

Alabama

     
Birmingham 40 $86830 0.57
Hoover 40 $86830 0.57

Arizona

     
Phoenix 220 $86570 0.82
Mesa 220 $86570 0.82
Scottsdale 220 $86570 0.82

California

     
Sacramento 100 $91140 0.78
Roseville 100 $91140 0.78
Arden 100 $91140 0.78
Arcade 100 $91140 0.78
San Diego 0 $92190 0
Carlsbad 0 $92190 0
Los Angeles 800 $104190 0.99
Long Beach 800 $104190 0.99
Anaheim 800 $104190 0.99
San Francisco 400 $96920 1.27
Oakland 400 $96920 1.27
Hayward 400 $96920 1.27

Colorado

     
Denver 360 $0 1.84
Aurora 360 $0 1.84
Lakewood 360 $0 1.84

Connecticut

     
Hartford 710 $98220 8.52
West Hartford 710 $98220 8.52
East Hartford 710 $98220 8.52
New Haven 30 $123610 0.79
Bridgeport 200 $95620 3.36
Stamford 200 $95620 3.36
Norwalk 200 $95620 3.36

Florida

     
Jacksonville 80 $92950 0.87
Orlando 50 $95380 0.32
Kissimmee 50 $95380 0.32
Sanford 50 $95380 0.32
Miami 120 $90000 0.35
Fort Lauderdale 120 $90000 0.35
West Palm Beach 120 $90000 0.35
Tallahassee 40 $89790 1.79
Tampa 160 $90880 0.94
St. Petersburg 160 $90880 0.94
Clearwater 160 $90880 0.94

Georgia

     
Atlanta 240 $82180 0.69
Sandy Springs 240 $82180 0.69
Roswell 240 $82180 0.69

Illinois

     
Bloomington 550 $85940 40.32

Indiana

     
Fort Wayne 80 $91540 2.83
Indianapolis 160 $90850 1.09
Carmel 160 $90850 1.09
Anderson 160 $90850 1.09

Iowa

     
Des Moines 240 $90330 4.84
West Des Moines 240 $90330 4.84

Kansas

     
Topeka 70 $80750 4.21

Maine

     
Portland 100 $103030 3.5
South Portland 100 $103030 3.5

Maryland

     
Baltimore 380 $121640 2
Columbia 380 $121640 2
Towson 380 $121640 2

Michigan

     
Grand Rapids 0 $87190 0
Wyoming 0 $87190 0
Detroit 140 $90450 0.52
Warren 140 $90450 0.52
Dearborn 140 $90450 0.52
Lansing 40 $71080 1.32
East Lansing 40 $71080 1.32

Mississippi

     
Jackson 0 $78320 0

Missouri

     
Columbia 0 $86120 0

Nebraska

     
Lincoln 80 $83140 3.44

New Jersey

     
Trenton 80 $96590 2.48

New York

     
Albany 120 $112990 1.88
Schenectady 120 $112990 1.88
Troy 120 $112990 1.88
Buffalo 40 $66410 0.57
Cheektowaga 40 $66410 0.57
Niagara Falls 40 $66410 0.57
Rochester 60 $98350 0.85
Syracuse 60 $76320 1.28

North Carolina

     
Greensboro 80 $77220 1.67
High Point 80 $77220 1.67

Ohio

     
Akron 0 $88350 0
Cleveland 140 $79410 0.97
Elyria 140 $79410 0.97
Columbus 0 $92670 0
Dayton 0 $76920 0

Oklahoma

     
Oklahoma City 60 $83360 0.67

Pennsylvania

     
Harrisburg 210 $91750 4.59
Carlisle 210 $91750 4.59
Pittsburgh 220 $91660 1.37

South Carolina

     
Columbia 50 $75180 0.96

Tennessee

     
Nashville 60 $79400 0.48
Davidson 60 $79400 0.48
Murfreesboro 60 $79400 0.48
Franklin 60 $79400 0.48

Texas

     
Austin 110 $80530 0.82
Round Rock 110 $80530 0.82
Houston 200 $119710 0.48
The Woodlands 200 $119710 0.48
Sugar Land 200 $119710 0.48
Dallas 530 $98940 1.11
Fort Worth 530 $98940 1.11
Arlington 530 $98940 1.11
San Antonio 230 $102830 1.68
New Braunfels 230 $102830 1.68

Utah

     
Salt Lake City 100 $71520 1.01

Virginia

     
Richmond 50 $89190 0.59

Washington

     
Seattle 360 $98600 1.37
Tacoma 360 $98600 1.37
Bellevue 360 $98600 1.37

Wisconsin

     
Green Bay 80 $85240 3.31
Madison 170 $91480 3.26
Milwaukee 150 $107780 1.26
Waukesha 150 $107780 1.26
West Allis 150 $107780 1.26
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Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Actuaries

To find out more about building a career as Actuaries, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:
Actuaries

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Jobs Percent Salary
(2008)
Insurance 11,490 64% $83,940
Professional And Technical Services 3,140 17% $96,160
Business Management 1,650 9% $83,860
Government 690 3% $86,550
Securities And Investment 380 2% $71,450
Pension And Trusts 340 1% $85,500
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