Annual median wage: $97,470
Cost of living: 107.1
With average wages past the national average and employment rates decent enough for actuaries, there is no doubt Washington is a state where actuaries can get a job and get paid well. The employment rates show how easy it could be for them to secure a job. The downside is that the living expenses are higher than in most American states. Then again, because the wages are great, it could still be a comfortable life.