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Highest Paying Industries for Financial Analysts and Advisors

The top 100 highest paying industries for financial analysts and advisors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $98,880, metalworking machinery manufacturing is the highest paying industry for financial analysts and advisors. It is followed by securities and commodity exchanges industry (average annual salary $94,680). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of financial analysts and advisors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Financial Analysts and Advisors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$98,880
n/a
2 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$94,680
470
3 Other Information Services
$94,390
1,290
4 Satellite Telecommunications
$92,380
30
5 Postal Service (federal government)
$91,840
40
6 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$91,500
n/a
7 Other Financial Investment Activities
$91,460
116,630
8 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$91,330
90
9 Oil and Gas Extraction
$91,260
1,820
10 Federal government, including USPS
$91,020
540
11 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$91,020
500
12 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$90,620
197,170
13 Mining
$90,450
2,080
14 Lessors of Real Estate
$89,960
1,190
15 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$89,390
80,080
16 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$89,320
140
17 Natural Gas Distribution
$88,500
850
18 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$88,430
60
19 Utilities
$86,640
1,930
20 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$86,620
500
21 Support Activities for Mining
$86,350
260
22 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$86,260
n/a
23 Testing Laboratories
$86,180
150
24 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$85,570
1,060
25 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$85,550
100
26 Software Publishers
$85,200
1,770
27 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$84,890
790
28 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$84,860
70
29 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$84,750
220
30 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$84,390
2,610
31 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$84,230
490
32 Pipeline Transportation
$83,910
270
33 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$83,900
2,790
34 Scientific Research and Development Services
$83,590
3,130
35 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$83,510
80
36 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$83,340
80
37 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$83,010
250
38 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$83,010
1,670
39 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$83,000
n/a
40 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$82,970
50
41 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$82,960
70
42 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$82,830
2,680
43 Chemical Manufacturing
$82,540
1,340
44 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$82,470
n/a
45 Telecommunications
$82,430
3,930
46 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$82,150
50
47 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$82,080
50
48 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$81,850
7,070
49 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$81,790
9,240
50 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$81,780
150
51 Information
$81,580
10,090
52 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$81,480
2,300
53 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$81,290
260
54 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$81,210
6,300
55 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,510
3,020
56 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$80,510
2,660
57 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$80,280
110
58 Machinery Manufacturing
$80,260
1,480
59 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$80,150
340
60 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$80,110
160
61 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$80,090
640
62 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,900
39,550
63 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$79,760
990
64 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$79,750
14,970
65 Real Estate
$79,730
4,080
66 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$79,250
1,310
67 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$79,220
4,440
68 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$79,210
740
69 Manufacturing
$79,170
17,220
70 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$79,130
50
71 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$79,060
4,010
72 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$78,870
2,150
73 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$78,640
160
74 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$78,560
570
75 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$78,470
290
76 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$78,430
910
77 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$78,380
1,840
78 Social Advocacy Organizations
$78,300
470
79 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$78,180
140
80 Engineering Services
$78,120
1,920
81 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$78,020
90
82 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$77,960
690
83 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$77,940
150
84 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$77,620
1,970
85 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$77,580
3,150
86 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$77,090
150
87 Hardware Manufacturing
$76,860
70
88 Activities Related to Real Estate
$76,850
2,290
89 Wholesale Trade
$76,690
4,870
90 Finance and Insurance
$76,630
386,500
91 Building Equipment Contractors
$76,620
70
92 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$76,560
750
93 Rail Transportation
$76,370
200
94 Travel Agencies
$76,260
80
95 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$76,090
48,860
96 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$76,060
90
97 Beverage Manufacturing
$76,050
70
98 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$76,050
70
99 Other Support Services
$75,790
130
100 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$75,770
n/a