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Highest Paying States for Financial Managers

The highest paying states for financial managers (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 of financial managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $175,680, New York is the highest paying state for financial managers. It is followed by Delaware (average annual salary $149,140). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of financial managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Financial Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$175,680
$87,020 40,250
2 Delaware
$149,140
$100,180 1,840
3 New Jersey
$147,840
$88,560 20,180
4 District of Columbia
$141,560
$104,420 7,110
5 Colorado
$141,200
$87,880 5,930
6 Virginia
$136,430
$79,350 13,370
7 California
$134,150
$72,350 70,540
8 Pennsylvania
$134,100
$73,730 16,190
9 Maryland
$130,670
$75,000 11,150
10 Texas
$130,670
$74,740 27,670
11 Connecticut
$129,860
$76,550 14,210
12 Rhode Island
$127,060
$71,550 2,400
13 Georgia
$126,570
$66,810 16,270
14 North Carolina
$125,810
$78,130 15,170
15 Florida
$123,570
$69,400 20,390
16 South Dakota
$121,810
$85,480 610
17 Massachusetts
$121,600
$61,460 28,640
18 Minnesota
$118,800
$71,990 14,710
19 Missouri
$117,760
$60,530 8,750
20 Washington
$114,740
$65,300 12,680
21 Alabama
$114,350
$69,090 4,990
22 Nebraska
$113,870
$67,520 2,590
23 Ohio
$111,310
$60,000 20,270
24 Illinois
$111,270
$56,430 35,170
25 Vermont
$110,540
$67,930 740
26 Wisconsin
$110,420
$62,930 8,810
27 Michigan
$105,130
$62,960 13,670
28 Kansas
$104,980
$59,780 3,900
29 New Hampshire
$103,930
$59,480 3,760
30 Oregon
$103,920
$57,880 7,140
31 North Dakota
$102,200
$64,340 1,200
32 South Carolina
$100,820
$59,250 5,080
33 Alaska
$99,800
$60,540 870
34 Utah
$99,200
$51,550 4,860
35 Arizona
$97,260
$55,270 10,930
36 Iowa
$97,040
$55,020 8,770
37 Indiana
$96,850
$51,250 7,820
38 Montana
$96,790
$55,920 640
39 Kentucky
$95,350
$51,950 6,450
40 Maine
$94,850
$58,320 2,710
41 Nevada
$94,310
$54,710 5,430
42 Hawaii
$93,940
$55,200 2,150
43 Wyoming
$93,480
$65,750 560
44 Oklahoma
$90,650
$47,310 6,370
45 Tennessee
$90,290
$45,550 13,690
46 Mississippi
$89,150
$48,980 2,920
47 New Mexico
$87,410
$47,780 2,310
48 Louisiana
$86,170
$53,990 4,840
49 West Virginia
$85,810
$47,020 1,580
50 Arkansas
$84,070
$34,770 3,020
51 Idaho
$79,570
$42,730 1,990
52 Virgin Islands
$70,020
$45,930 140
53 Puerto Rico
$69,010
$36,060 3,690
54 Guam
$60,460
$36,420 360
See also: Highest paying industries for financial managers, Top Paying Jobs in America.