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Financial Analyst and Advisor Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of financial analysts and advisors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare financial analyst and advisor salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Financial Analysts and Advisors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,730
25th Percentile Wage
$53,090
50th Percentile Wage
$67,760
75th Percentile Wage
$87,690
90th Percentile Wage
$117,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts and advisors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 and advisors is $117,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid financial analysts and advisors is $43,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial analysts and advisors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,760
2.97% 6.67%
2016
$65,750
1.29% -
2015
$64,900
3.53% -
2014
$62,610
-2.65% -
2013
$64,270
1.60% -
2012
$63,240
- -

Compare Financial Analyst and Advisor Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of financial analysts and advisors in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for financial analyst and advisor occupations is the federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $95,480. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $62,390). For detailed financial analyst and advisor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$95,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$95,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$71,760
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$70,870
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$67,920
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$67,760
State government, including schools and hospitals
$64,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,390

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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