Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

The salary statistics of human resources specialists in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources specialist salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,030
25th Percentile Wage
$51,400
50th Percentile Wage
$66,660
75th Percentile Wage
$87,390
90th Percentile Wage
$112,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of finance and insurance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources specialists is $112,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $41,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,6601.65%6.33%
201565,5601.19%-
201464,7801.03%-
201364,1102.60%-
201262,440--

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 19 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 human resources specialist occupations is the monetary authorities-central bank industry with an annual salary $81,620. The lowest paying industry is the other investment pools and funds industry (annual salary $60,810). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$81,620
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$81,620
Other Financial Investment Activities
$76,690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$75,230
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$74,180
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$73,510
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$73,240
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$69,290
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$67,280
Insurance Carriers
$67,070
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$65,680
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$65,620
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$64,730
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$64,570
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$64,350
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$63,280
Depository Credit Intermediation
$63,250
Other Insurance Related Activities
$62,070
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$60,810

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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