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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,750
25th Percentile Wage
$88,160
50th Percentile Wage
$136,960
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of finance and insurance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $136,960. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $88,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $60,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016136,960-0.91%4.67%
2015138,2101.73%-
2014135,8200.58%-
2013135,0303.30%-
2012130,570--

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 20 industries in the finance and insurance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the securities and commodity exchanges industry with an annual salary $196,390. The lowest paying industry is the depository credit intermediation industry (annual salary $112,440). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$196,390
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$191,930
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$187,920
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$187,920
Other Financial Investment Activities
$186,240
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$185,330
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$182,860
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$177,140
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$176,900
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$144,300
Insurance Carriers
$143,730
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$142,440
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$141,070
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$137,220
Other Insurance Related Activities
$136,050
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$125,040
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$122,380
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$115,730
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$115,340
Depository Credit Intermediation
$112,440

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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