Salary Surveys

Most trusted and accurate surveys of the actuarial industry.

Salary Surveys

DW Simpson is proud to provide the 2023 Actuarial Salary Survey. Each year we conduct a survey of the actuarial industry to provide the most accurate and timely data available, making our Salary Survey the industry standard. The following graphs are for the U.S. market, scroll to the bottom to see our Interactive Canadian Salary Survey.

Guide to interpreting the results of the salary surveys:

The horizontal axis (bottom) represents the years of experience.

The vertical axis (side) represents the dollar amount of compensation.

The green, blue and orange dots represent base salary (green), bonus (blue) and total compensation (orange).

The orange line (total compensation), the green line (base salary), and the blue line (bonus) are the linear trendlines marking the average increase in compensation as someone gains years of experience.

DW Simpson Interactive U.S. Salary Survey

DW Simpson now offers an interactive Salary Survey powered by Power BI. The interactive survey allows for additional filter options.

The information in our interactive survey utilizes the same data in the above scatter graphs and depending on the number of filters you use, the results of your choices may only have a few data points.

Guide to using our Interactive Salary Survey:

You are able to type in the number of years of experience, hit Enter to activate. We recommend using a range of years (ie. 5-10).

If you want to make multiple checkbox selections in one category, hold CTRL while clicking on the boxes.

Alternatively, you can press the Select All button, then deselect the checkboxes you don’t want to use.

The clear selection button is in the top right corner of each category.

DW Simpson Interactive Canadian Salary Survey

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