Financial Analyst Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Financial Analysts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,560
25th Percentile Wage
$63,870
50th Percentile Wage
$86,050
75th Percentile Wage
$129,160
90th Percentile Wage
$199,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts 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 is $199,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial analysts is $50,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,0501.70%5.80%
201584,5903.13%-
201481,940-1.26%-
201382,9702.30%-
201281,060--

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

The average salaries of financial analysts 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 occupations is the securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry with an annual salary $101,550. The lowest paying industry is the other insurance related activities industry (annual salary $70,430). For detailed financial analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$101,550
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$97,160
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$96,930
Other Financial Investment Activities
$93,100
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$92,510
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$89,150
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$87,730
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$87,730
Depository Credit Intermediation
$78,220
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$77,570
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$77,250
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$76,460
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$75,880
Insurance Carriers
$75,540
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$75,090
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$74,640
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$73,040
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$72,020
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$71,050
Other Insurance Related Activities
$70,430

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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