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Financial Analyst Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for financial analysts in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of financial analysts among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Financial Analysts in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,530
25th Percentile Wage
$71,830
50th Percentile Wage
$94,440
75th Percentile Wage
$127,540
90th Percentile Wage
$180,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $180,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.18
25th Percentile Wage
$34.53
50th Percentile Wage
$45.40
75th Percentile Wage
$61.32
90th Percentile Wage
$86.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for financial analysts in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $86.77. The median hourly salary is $45.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.18.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial analysts from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,440-0.15%6.66%
201594,5801.98%-
201492,7101.92%-
201390,9303.06%-
201288,150--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Financial Analysts in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of financial analysts in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of financial analysts in state of California ranges from $52,160 to $133,970. The highest paying area for financial analysts in California is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $133,970. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $116,760). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$133,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$116,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$109,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$107,740
Napa
$97,860
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$95,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$94,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$88,890
Bakersfield-Delano
$88,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$87,840
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$87,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$87,480
Vallejo-Fairfield
$83,530
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$83,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$81,630
Modesto
$80,610
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$79,730
Fresno
$74,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$74,080
Salinas
$73,970
Stockton
$72,810
Visalia-Porterville
$72,510
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$70,930
Chico
$70,040
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,160


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