Financial Analyst and Advisor Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Financial Analysts and Advisors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,360
25th Percentile Wage
$57,830
50th Percentile Wage
$82,260
75th Percentile Wage
$130,010
90th Percentile Wage
$182,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts and advisors 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 analysts and advisors is $182,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial analysts and advisors is $43,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,2601.88%14.00%
201580,7105.06%-
201476,6302.51%-
201374,7105.31%-
201270,740--

Compare Financial Analyst and Advisor Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of financial analysts and advisors 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 financial analyst and advisor occupations is the securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry with an annual salary $101,500. The lowest paying industry is the other insurance related activities industry (annual salary $67,100). For detailed financial analyst and advisor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$101,500
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$97,530
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$94,960
Other Financial Investment Activities
$94,310
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$88,290
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$88,290
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$85,170
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$79,580
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$77,370
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$76,510
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$76,170
Depository Credit Intermediation
$75,940
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$74,630
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$74,270
Insurance Carriers
$69,780
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$69,350
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$69,060
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$68,480
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$68,030
Other Insurance Related Activities
$67,100

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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