Financial Specialist Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Financial Specialists

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 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) financial specialists is $170,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial specialists is $39,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.06% 13.65%
1.45% -
3.76% -
2.81% -
4.36% -
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Compare Financial Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of financial 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 financial specialist occupations is the securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry with an annual salary $97,970. The lowest paying industry is the other nondepository credit intermediation industry (annual salary $64,100). For detailed financial specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

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

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for financial specialists.