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

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

Average Annual Salary of Financial Analysts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,070
25th Percentile Wage
$65,550
50th Percentile Wage
$83,970
75th Percentile Wage
$112,080
90th Percentile Wage
$150,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts 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 analysts is $150,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial analysts is $53,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial analysts in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,970
0.42% 9.59%
2016
$83,620
0.45% -
2015
$83,240
3.03% -
2014
$80,720
3.91% -
2013
$77,560
2.11% -
2012
$75,920
- -

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

The average salaries of financial analysts in 14 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 analyst occupations is the specialized design services industry with an annual salary $121,860. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $76,100). For detailed financial analyst salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialized Design Services
$121,860
Testing Laboratories
$93,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$85,620
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$85,500
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,270
Legal Services
$85,250
Scientific Research and Development Services
$84,900
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$84,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,970
Engineering Services
$83,960
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$83,920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$83,750
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$79,950
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$76,100

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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