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Highest Paying Industries for Personal Financial Advisors

The top 59 highest paying industries for personal financial 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 $109,880, securities and commodity exchanges is the highest paying industry for personal financial advisors. It is followed by other financial investment activities industry (average annual salary $91,740). 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 personal financial advisors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 59 Highest Paying Industries for Personal Financial Advisors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$109,880
60
2 Other Financial Investment Activities
$91,740
71,950
3 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$90,970
128,710
4 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$89,880
56,700
5 Finance and Insurance
$81,940
179,820
6 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$81,540
110
7 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$80,270
6,790
8 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$80,260
1,780
9 Office Administrative Services
$80,240
250
10 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$79,000
3,350
11 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$77,660
450
12 Insurance Carriers
$77,030
4,040
13 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,890
6,230
14 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$75,610
4,170
15 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$75,600
6,050
16 Other Insurance Related Activities
$75,570
1,890
17 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$74,830
1,210
18 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$72,470
240
19 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$71,820
180
20 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$70,810
270
21 Telephone Call Centers
$67,340
60
22 Business Support Services
$67,340
60
23 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$66,700
100
24 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$66,580
190
25 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,600
730
26 Depository Credit Intermediation
$64,390
30,900
27 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$60,710
40,450
28 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$59,020
2,450
29 Legal Services
$58,640
80
30 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,460
50
31 Offices of Physicians
$56,690
50
32 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,480
410
33 Activities Related to Real Estate
$55,460
390
34 Real Estate
$54,910
400
35 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,720
130
36 Temporary Help Services
$54,430
n/a
37 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,070
160
38 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$51,860
6,150
39 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$51,410
40
40 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$49,400
760
41 Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,400
760
42 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$49,390
880
43 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,260
630
44 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,160
720
45 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$47,960
50
46 Educational Services - State government owned
$46,130
60
47 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$45,670
3,390
48 Educational Services
$43,910
310
49 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,810
350
50 Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,730
350
51 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$43,320
390
52 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$43,250
390
53 Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,150
720
54 Educational Services - Privately owned
$40,230
230
55 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$38,490
220
56 Social Assistance
$38,370
260
57 Individual and Family Services
$37,710
250
58 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$36,820
170
59 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$28,990
n/a
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