Financial Specialist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of financial specialists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare financial specialist salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Financial Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial specialists in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial specialists is $134,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial specialists is $40,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial specialists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Financial Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of financial specialists in 41 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for financial specialist occupations is the department stores industry with an annual salary $82,470. The lowest paying industry is the shoe stores industry (annual salary $51,510). For detailed financial specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Department Stores
Clothing Stores
Automobile Dealers
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Direct Selling Establishments
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Vending Machine Operators
Sporting Goods Stores
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Home Furnishings Stores
Book Stores and News Dealers
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Furniture Stores
Used Merchandise Stores
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
Specialty Food Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Grocery Stores
Gasoline Stations
Gasoline Stations
Other General Merchandise Stores
Shoe Stores

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for financial specialists.