The SOA now conducts an annual survey (in the fall) of employers. Several years have been devoted to perfecting the survey instrument. In 2010, a new base-line set of questions was established. The following table includes a summary of responses.Summary results of surveys from prior years are listed lower on this web page.
Scale: 1=Weak (or worse), 3=Average (or equal), 5=Excellent (or better)
|Knowledge and skills
|Personal attributes||4.08||4.38||no data||4.20||4.78|
|Technical preparation||3.42||3.44||no data||3.36||4.0|
|Nontechnical skills||3.42||3.37||no data||3.73||3.0|
|Persistence in work||3.64||3.59||
|Total Graduates||By Three Months||Average Salary|