Financial Analyst Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of financial analysts in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare financial analyst salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Financial Analysts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,620
25th Percentile Wage
$64,700
50th Percentile Wage
$84,710
75th Percentile Wage
$110,670
90th Percentile Wage
$145,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts in the industry sector of information. 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 analysts is $145,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial analysts is $51,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,7104.77%5.22%
201580,670-1.60%-
201481,9600.82%-
201381,2901.23%-
201280,290--

Compare Financial Analyst Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of financial analysts in 16 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for financial analyst occupations is the software publishers industry with an annual salary $101,140. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $70,640). For detailed financial analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$101,140
Radio Broadcasting
$95,440
Other Information Services
$95,430
Other Information Services
$95,430
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$94,960
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$85,850
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$82,080
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$81,860
Telecommunications
$81,690
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$78,370
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$76,170
Other Telecommunications
$75,440
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$73,890
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$71,840
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$71,840
Newspaper Publishers
$70,640

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



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