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Highest Paying Industries for Other Financial Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for other financial specialists (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 $123,610, metalworking machinery manufacturing is the highest paying industry for other financial specialists. It is followed by research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (average annual salary $105,530). 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 other financial specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Financial Specialists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$123,610
n/a
2 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$105,530
350
3 Testing Laboratories
$105,080
50
4 Scientific Research and Development Services
$101,410
390
5 Oil and Gas Extraction
$99,680
290
6 Mining
$97,700
340
7 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$96,290
60
8 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$91,380
1,180
9 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$88,760
30
10 Telecommunications
$88,170
1,430
11 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$87,010
60
12 Building Equipment Contractors
$85,960
50
13 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$85,060
170
14 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$82,920
100
15 Specialty Trade Contractors
$82,400
70
16 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$81,650
70
17 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$81,620
310
18 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$81,430
500
19 Postal Service (federal government)
$81,310
360
20 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$81,190
360
21 Utilities
$81,090
460
22 Natural Gas Distribution
$80,520
150
23 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$80,260
260
24 Engineering Services
$80,050
370
25 Machinery Manufacturing
$79,920
470
26 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$79,510
460
27 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$79,310
n/a
28 Information
$79,160
2,720
29 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$78,050
n/a
30 Rail Transportation
$77,800
100
31 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$77,650
90
32 Manufacturing
$77,420
3,760
33 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$76,960
130
34 Activities Related to Real Estate
$76,560
350
35 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$76,430
40
36 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$76,310
50
37 Federal government, including USPS
$76,280
21,830
38 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$76,020
150
39 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$75,970
21,470
40 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$75,820
50
41 Water Transportation
$75,820
50
42 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$74,740
250
43 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$74,670
290
44 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$74,500
5,770
45 Transportation and Warehousing
$74,370
1,340
46 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$74,240
200
47 Other Information Services
$74,100
110
48 Repair and Maintenance
$74,010
60
49 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$73,310
1,470
50 Automobile Dealers
$73,070
310
51 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$73,050
730
52 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$72,960
5,470
53 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,840
10,980
54 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$72,410
12,000
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$72,160
12,060
56 Other Financial Investment Activities
$72,120
6,450
57 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$72,090
50
58 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$72,010
130
59 Other Telecommunications
$71,810
40
60 Spectator Sports
$71,560
50
61 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$71,280
310
62 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$71,250
40
63 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$70,870
50
64 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$70,500
33,250
65 Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,500
33,250
66 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$70,500
n/a
67 Printing and Related Support Activities
$70,320
60
68 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,210
340
69 Retail Trade
$69,910
540
70 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$69,840
330
71 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$69,800
1,090
72 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$69,760
90
73 Scheduled Air Transportation
$69,700
530
74 Air Transportation
$69,700
540
75 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$69,550
130
76 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$69,100
50
77 Furniture Stores
$69,030
n/a
78 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$69,030
n/a
79 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$68,840
50
80 Couriers and Messengers
$68,840
50
81 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$68,490
39,160
82 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$68,470
50
83 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$68,300
110
84 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$68,300
110
85 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$68,290
670
86 Chemical Manufacturing
$68,250
190
87 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$67,750
n/a
88 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$67,710
40
89 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$67,590
n/a
90 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$67,520
60
91 Insurance Carriers
$67,500
2,440
92 Other Insurance Related Activities
$67,200
560
93 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$67,180
440
94 Wholesale Trade
$67,160
1,910
95 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$67,020
3,630
96 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$66,790
6,320
97 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$66,600
70
98 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$66,030
1,200
99 Outpatient Care Centers
$65,930
200
100 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$65,580
340
See also: Highest paying cities for other financial specialists.