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
$41,700
25th Percentile Wage
$52,160
50th Percentile Wage
$67,930
75th Percentile Wage
$89,590
90th Percentile Wage
$116,240

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 $116,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $41,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists in the industry sector of finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,930
1.87% 8.08%
2016
$66,660
1.65% -
2015
$65,560
1.19% -
2014
$64,780
1.03% -
2013
$64,110
2.60% -
2012
$62,440
- -

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 22 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 $81,340. 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
$81,340
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$81,340
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$77,260
Other Financial Investment Activities
$76,690
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
$71,750
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$68,670
Insurance Carriers
$67,330
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$67,270
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$66,810
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$66,390
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$66,330
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$65,870
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$65,680
Other Insurance Related Activities
$65,310
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$65,290
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$64,900
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$64,620
Depository Credit Intermediation
$63,250
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$60,810

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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