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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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
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

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
Other Investment Pools and Funds
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
Other Financial Investment Activities
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Insurance Carriers
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
Other Insurance Related Activities
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Depository Credit Intermediation

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 top executives.