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
$51,880
25th Percentile Wage
$64,360
50th Percentile Wage
$84,330
75th Percentile Wage
$110,120
90th Percentile Wage
$143,390

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 $143,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial analysts is $51,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial analysts in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,330
-0.45% 4.79%
2016
$84,710
4.77% -
2015
$80,670
-1.60% -
2014
$81,960
0.82% -
2013
$81,290
1.23% -
2012
$80,290
- -

Compare Financial Analyst Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of financial analysts in 19 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 $102,860. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $71,680). For detailed financial analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$102,860
Radio Broadcasting
$99,080
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$95,570
Other Information Services
$94,040
Other Information Services
$94,040
Satellite Telecommunications
$92,380
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$91,500
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$85,850
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$83,930
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$83,000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$82,080
Telecommunications
$80,300
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$80,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$76,960
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$76,600
Other Telecommunications
$75,440
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,840
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$72,840
Newspaper Publishers
$71,680

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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