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Default Where Work Pays: Occupations & Earnings across the United States

Here:
http://www.hamiltonproject.org/chart...ys_interactive

Yes, "actuaries" is one of the professions you can filter on.

The results are underwhelming.

Too many of the geographies have too small a sample to provide a median. Where there are medians... well, you'll see.

The full piece is here:
https://www.brookings.edu/research/w...ntent=64391059

That's a bit more interesting, but they're looking at professions with a lot more people, like nursing.
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lullz for geico still pulling down salaries
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Underwhelming? Medians are like $100-$130k. Probably right for anyone who calls themselves an actuary.
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Good ol' GEICO
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Thanks, interesting.
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Kind of sad how low the salaries are especially considering how difficult the exams are.

If you're able to pass actuarial exams, you'd probably be in the top 5% of accountants, financial analysts, etc. and you would make way more than 150k
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Kind of sad how low the salaries are especially considering how difficult the exams are.

If you're able to pass actuarial exams, you'd probably be in the top 5% of accountants, financial analysts, etc. and you would make way more than 150k
I don't necessarily agree with your conclusion re passing exams and the ability to perform on the job in other professions, but even if it were true, you would work significantly more than 40 hours a week for that pay. IME, the (big A) Actuaries who generally work as much as other professionals also make as much or more than those other professions.
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Underwhelming? Medians are like $100-$130k. Probably right for anyone who calls themselves an actuary.
I meant underwhelming, as in: not much variation.

That's all.
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Keep in mind, that many of these "actuaries" for government survey purposes, aren't necessarily credentialed or taking exams.

The median sounds about right. It's just a boring visualization for actuaries.
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Still have to go out there and find someone willing to pay you what you think you are worth. Your employer simply will not drop a bag of money on your desk with no prompting and when it is not required (like an exam raise).
Those who do are rewarded (like MM and many others on this board). Others toil in obscurity (and expected security) without asking nor receiving what they are worth, simply because they didn't bother to find out what they're worth.
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