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Highest Paying Industries for Financial Analysts

The top 100 highest paying industries for financial analysts (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. It is followed by other information services industry (average annual salary $94,610). 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 in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Financial Analysts

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$98,880
n/a
2 Other Information Services
$94,610
1,280
3 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$92,510
400
4 Satellite Telecommunications
$92,380
30
5 Postal Service (federal government)
$91,840
40
6 Other Financial Investment Activities
$91,720
43,940
7 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$91,500
n/a
8 Oil and Gas Extraction
$91,140
1,820
9 Federal government, including USPS
$91,020
540
10 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$91,020
500
11 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$90,600
70
12 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$90,550
67,150
13 Mining
$90,350
2,080
14 Lessors of Real Estate
$90,280
1,170
15 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$89,320
140
16 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$88,750
22,810
17 Natural Gas Distribution
$88,470
840
18 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$88,430
60
19 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$88,190
n/a
20 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$88,020
n/a
21 Utilities
$86,680
1,920
22 Support Activities for Mining
$86,350
260
23 Testing Laboratories
$86,340
150
24 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$86,260
n/a
25 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$86,150
490
26 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$85,660
1,040
27 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$85,550
100
28 Software Publishers
$84,920
1,750
29 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$84,890
790
30 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$84,860
70
31 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$84,750
220
32 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$84,390
2,610
33 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$84,230
490
34 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$83,910
2,770
35 Pipeline Transportation
$83,910
270
36 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$83,820
3,720
37 Scientific Research and Development Services
$83,600
3,100
38 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$83,010
1,660
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 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$82,700
8,950
43 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$82,600
2,660
44 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$82,580
240
45 Chemical Manufacturing
$82,470
1,340
46 Telecommunications
$82,430
3,930
47 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$82,380
n/a
48 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$82,150
50
49 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$82,080
50
50 Information
$81,960
9,840
51 Finance and Insurance
$81,940
120,880
52 Real Estate
$81,880
3,640
53 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$81,780
150
54 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$81,650
2,290
55 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$81,290
260
56 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$81,200
6,300
57 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$81,130
3,940
58 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$81,030
n/a
59 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,720
32,740
60 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,510
3,020
61 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$80,500
2,660
62 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$80,340
12,710
63 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$80,280
110
64 Machinery Manufacturing
$80,260
1,480
65 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$80,150
340
66 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$80,110
160
67 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$80,090
640
68 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$79,760
990
69 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$79,640
1,550
70 Social Advocacy Organizations
$79,570
410
71 Activities Related to Real Estate
$79,440
1,870
72 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$79,250
1,310
73 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$79,210
740
74 Manufacturing
$79,160
17,210
75 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$79,130
50
76 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$79,090
510
77 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$79,080
4,000
78 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$78,940
1,660
79 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$78,930
540
80 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$78,850
2,140
81 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$78,640
140
82 Household Appliance Manufacturing
$78,640
160
83 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$78,600
40
84 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$78,470
290
85 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$78,250
910
86 Engineering Services
$78,100
1,910
87 Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$78,020
90
88 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$77,940
150
89 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$77,710
680
90 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$77,640
3,140
91 Legal Services
$77,520
510
92 Depository Credit Intermediation
$77,360
20,920
93 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,070
38,300
94 Hardware Manufacturing
$76,860
70
95 Wholesale Trade
$76,790
4,790
96 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$76,620
n/a
97 Building Equipment Contractors
$76,620
70
98 Rail Transportation
$76,520
190
99 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$76,370
150
100 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$76,290
4,630
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