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Old 05-03-2015, 01:05 PM
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Most I have heard is a Big 4 Audit firm actuarial department in Bermuda - I don't remember exactly what she got offered, but it was 75k+. It definitely wasn't six figures.

I have a friend at Swiss Re making 100k at EL, but he isn't an actuary. Id be very surprised if there were any firms consistenlt paying that much.
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:18 PM
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Most I have heard is a Big 4 Audit firm actuarial department in Bermuda - I don't remember exactly what she got offered, but it was 75k+. It definitely wasn't six figures.

I have a friend at Swiss Re making 100k at EL, but he isn't an actuary. Id be very surprised if there were any firms consistenlt paying that much.
well I wasn't asking about people consistently getting 100k, I was just asking if it even sounds feasible at EL. I mean we can assume she had 4 exams or an ASA or something if she came from GA state.

Ezra Penland has 96k as the 92.5th percentile for 1 year and ASA. So maybe she was in the top 5 percent of new workers, and in New York I guess its possible
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well I wasn't asking about people consistently getting 100k, I was just asking if it even sounds feasible at EL. I mean we can assume she had 4 exams or an ASA or something if she came from GA state.

Ezra Penland has 96k as the 92.5th percentile for 1 year and ASA. So maybe she was in the top 5 percent of new workers, and in New York I guess its possible
I see that your college info says "Undergrad - Junior." Aren't you done your junior year by now? You are a "rising senior" now.
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a prestigious school such as Georgia State.
This is probably the funniest thing I have read on the AO in weeks.
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This is probably the funniest thing I have read on the AO in weeks.
I wonder if his whole post is sarcasm.
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I find this very hard to believe..even as a career changer. Also...your health issues would have most likely been a huge red flag for the company in question.
Obvious troll is not so obvious I guess.
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Obvious troll is not so obvious I guess.


Didn't read it close enough.
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wait so you started at 92k with just P?

Were you in New York? Also how much of a factor do you think the diversity thing played in, or do you think the other factors weighed in stronger?

I just ask because that's a full 70% above the median entry level pay with one exam.

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So my aunt works in education and she told me a girl graduated from GA state and accepted a job in New York right out of college.

She said her starting salary was just over 100k.

I realize New York is more expensive but how real does this story sound?

Do female actuaries make more because there are fewer of them and companies want to promote "diversity"?

Is the combination of actuarial school+female+new York enough to push an entry level salary above $100k?

Note: she graduated in 2012 so this was 3 years ago too
no, female actuaries do not make more. don't start spreading this rumor. i don't even think there's a shortage of females taking exams anyway, especially at entry level.

i have no idea about the rest, would guess not true but i've been surprised at how high salaries have gotten.
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100k entry level is unlikely. 100k with about 3 years of experience is likely (not in NYC)
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