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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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
-0.45% 4.79%
4.77% -
-1.60% -
0.82% -
1.23% -
- -

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
Radio Broadcasting
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Satellite Telecommunications
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Other Telecommunications
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Newspaper Publishers

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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