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BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 23 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3-7217
  • Actuaries are a group to which doctors are often compared: a graduate profession with tough exams and responsibilities for decisions that may make or break the finance houses that employ them. A report in the Pay and Benefits Bulletin (1999;480:7) suggests that actuarial salaries rose 12.2%in the twelve months since November 1998, with a mean bonus of £5274. The British actuaries' website ( says that the starting salary of a newly qualified actuary rises smoothly from around £35000 to £70000 in a senior position.

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