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Become An Actuarial Analyst

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Working As An Actuarial Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $68,750

    Average Salary

What Does An Actuarial Analyst Do

Actuarial Analysts use statistical formulas to assess the probability and costs of certain events such as accidents, property damages, injuries, and deaths. They are usually specialized in finance, general insurance, health and care, life insurance, and savings/investment.

How To Become An Actuarial Analyst

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Actuarial Analyst Career Paths

Actuarial Analyst
Project Manager Consultant/Project Manager Senior Business Analyst
Analytical Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Business Consultant
Business Intelligence Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Account Manager Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Project Leader Data Analyst
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
13 Yearsyrs
Analyst Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Analyst Business Analyst Senior Consultant
Manager And Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Project Manager Vice President
President/Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Underwriter Quality Assurance Analyst Project Analyst
Project Consultant
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Business Analyst Business Consultant
Senior Business Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Senior Consultant
7 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Finance Manager Finance Director
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Finance Manager
Senior Finance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Finance Analyst Marketing Analyst
Senior Marketing Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Benefits Analyst Human Resources Analyst Research Analyst
Senior Research Analyst
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Finance Manager General Manager
Vice President
8 Yearsyrs
Underwriter Assistant Vice President
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Actuarial Analyst Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    54.8%
  • Female

    36.0%
  • Unknown

    9.2%

Ethnicity

  • White

    67.8%
  • Asian

    22.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    6.2%
  • Unknown

    2.3%
  • Black or African American

    1.0%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    27.8%
  • Chinese

    15.6%
  • Mandarin

    11.1%
  • French

    6.7%
  • Hindi

    4.4%
  • Cantonese

    4.4%
  • Korean

    3.3%
  • Russian

    3.3%
  • German

    3.3%
  • Japanese

    3.3%
  • Swahili

    2.2%
  • Gujarati

    2.2%
  • Italian

    2.2%
  • Portuguese

    2.2%
  • Arabic

    2.2%
  • Estonian

    1.1%
  • Turkish

    1.1%
  • Marathi

    1.1%
  • Dutch

    1.1%
  • Sanskrit

    1.1%
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Real Actuarial Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Actuarial Analyst Clover Health Labs, LLC Jersey City, NJ Jun 04, 2016 $165,000
Senior Actuarial Analyst Liberty Mutual Group Inc. Boston, MA Jul 29, 2015 $150,000 -
$169,500
Senior Actuarial Analyst XL Specialty Insurance Company New York, NY Feb 02, 2016 $139,277
Actuarial Analyst National Union Fire Insurance Co of Pittsburgh, Pa New York, NY Mar 20, 2015 $135,970
Actuarial Analyst AIG PC Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Jan 29, 2015 $135,970
Senior Actuarial Analyst American International Group, Inc. New York, NY Feb 11, 2015 $135,970
Senior Actuarial Analyst AIG PC Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Jan 05, 2015 $128,000
Senior Actuarial Analyst AIG PC Global Services, Inc. New York, NY May 01, 2015 $128,000
Senior Actuarial Analyst Endurance Services Limited New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $126,060
Senior Actuarial Analyst Endurance Services Limited New York, NY Aug 01, 2016 $126,060
Senior Actuarial Analyst Milliman, Inc. Chicago, IL Feb 05, 2015 $125,000
Senior Actuarial Analyst Farmers Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 30, 2016 $121,826
Senior Actuarial Analyst Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. Boston, MA Jan 06, 2016 $84,800 -
$140,700
Actuarial Analyst 2 Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 13, 2016 $84,700
Actuarial Analyst 3 Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 29, 2015 $84,500
Actuarial Analyst III Anthem, Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Dec 10, 2015 $84,074 -
$119,796
Actuarial Analyst Milliman, Inc. Garden City, NY Sep 07, 2015 $84,032 -
$87,000
Actuarial Analyst Insurance Services Office, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Oct 01, 2015 $84,000
Actuarial Analyst 3 Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 08, 2015 $84,000
Analyst, Actuarial National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. New York, NY Aug 25, 2015 $72,900
Actuarial Analyst Towers Watson Delaware, Inc. Denver, CO Aug 09, 2016 $72,779
Actuarial Analyst Pacific Life Insurance Company Newport Beach, CA Sep 10, 2015 $72,530
Retirement Actuarial Analyst Hewitt Associates, LLC New York, NY Feb 09, 2015 $72,500
Retirement Actuarial Analyst Hewitt Associates, LLC New York, NY Sep 02, 2015 $72,500
Actuarial Analyst Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey Red Bank, NJ Sep 13, 2016 $72,030 -
$86,528
Actuarial Analyst National Life Insurance Company Montpelier, VT Aug 23, 2015 $72,000
Health and Benefits Actuarial Analyst AON Risk Services Central, Inc. Chicago, IL Aug 09, 2016 $72,000

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Top Skills for An Actuarial Analyst

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Top Actuarial Analyst Skills

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Loss Ratio
  3. SAS
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyzed client financial statements to set claims for retiree health valuations.
  • Developed models to measure on the impact of Minimum Loss Ratio Requirements.
  • Helped lead our team in the transition to SAS.
  • Coded and utilized actuarial valuation software to calculate pension plan assets and plan liabilities for funding and expense rules.
  • Trained in database design and development through Microsoft SQL Server 2000 classes.

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