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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,770
25th Percentile Wage
$72,340
50th Percentile Wage
$94,430
75th Percentile Wage
$128,120
90th Percentile Wage
$179,550

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 $179,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial analysts from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,430
-0.01% 6.65%
2016
$94,440
-0.15% -
2015
$94,580
1.98% -
2014
$92,710
1.92% -
2013
$90,930
3.06% -
2012
$88,150
- -

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 $119,350. The highest paying area for financial analysts in California is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $119,350. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $108,990). 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
$119,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$108,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$104,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$103,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$97,890
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$95,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$91,300
Bakersfield-Delano
$90,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$87,840
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$85,330
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$85,130
Napa
$84,520
Stockton
$82,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$81,630
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$81,420
Vallejo-Fairfield
$80,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$77,090
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$75,740
Fresno
$75,410
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$74,360
Modesto
$73,700
Visalia-Porterville
$72,510
Salinas
$69,900
Merced
$67,220
Chico
$58,140
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,160




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