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Financial Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of financial managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare financial manager salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Financial Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$80,230
25th Percentile Wage
$103,980
50th Percentile Wage
$142,300
75th Percentile Wage
$196,280
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) financial managers is $196,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $142,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial managers is $80,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016142,3001.50%8.56%
2015140,1600.56%-
2014139,3802.58%-
2013135,7804.17%-
2012130,120--

Compare Financial Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of financial managers in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for financial manager occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $152,730. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $75,290). For detailed financial manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$152,730
Scientific Research and Development Services
$152,110
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$151,550
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$147,680
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$144,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$142,300
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$138,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$133,170
Engineering Services
$128,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$127,090
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$126,320
Legal Services
$126,010
Testing Laboratories
$123,860
Specialized Design Services
$121,560
Veterinary Services
$75,290

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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