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

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

Average Annual Salary of Financial Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,290
25th Percentile Wage
$51,740
50th Percentile Wage
$68,210
75th Percentile Wage
$94,670
90th Percentile Wage
$130,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $130,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial specialists is $36,290.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,210
2.07% 8.27%
2016
$66,800
1.77% -
2015
$65,620
1.94% -
2014
$64,350
0.62% -
2013
$63,950
2.16% -
2012
$62,570
- -

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

The average salaries of financial specialists in 16 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 specialist occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $80,720. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $54,150). For detailed financial specialist 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
$80,720
Scientific Research and Development Services
$80,250
Testing Laboratories
$77,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$77,050
Engineering Services
$76,320
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$75,810
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$75,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$75,480
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$74,280
Specialized Design Services
$71,870
Photographic Services
$69,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,210
Legal Services
$67,830
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$65,390
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,940
Veterinary Services
$54,150

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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