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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
$34,630
25th Percentile Wage
$50,420
50th Percentile Wage
$66,800
75th Percentile Wage
$93,450
90th Percentile Wage
$129,240

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 $129,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial specialists is $34,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,8001.77%6.33%
201565,6201.94%-
201464,3500.62%-
201363,9502.16%-
201262,570--

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 $80,360. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $54,290). 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
$80,360
Scientific Research and Development Services
$79,980
Testing Laboratories
$77,710
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$77,170
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$76,720
Engineering Services
$74,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$74,500
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$74,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$73,060
Specialized Design Services
$71,930
Photographic Services
$70,330
Legal Services
$67,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$66,800
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$64,190
Veterinary Services
$58,480
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,290

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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