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Salary of Business and Financial Operations Occupations

The average annual salary of business and financial operations occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all business and financial operations occupations in the United States. The business and financial operations occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Business and Financial Operations Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,910
25th Percentile Wage
$49,460
50th Percentile Wage
$66,530
75th Percentile Wage
$90,410
90th Percentile Wage
$120,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for business and financial operations occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) business and financial operations occupations is $120,910. The median annual salary is $66,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of business and financial operations occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,5301.23%6.06%
201565,7101.40%-
201464,7901.53%-
201363,8002.04%-
201262,500--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Business and Financial Operations Occupations (2016 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all business and financial operations occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among business and financial operations professions and range from $35,160 to $90,530. The highest paid business and financial operations occupations are personal financial advisors with a median annual salary of $90,530. The lowest paid business and financial operations occupations in the United States are farm labor contractors with a median annual salary of $35,160. For more salary information about a specific business and financial operations profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Personal Financial Advisors
$90,530
Financial Analysts
$81,760
Management Analysts
$81,330
Financial Analysts and Advisors
$80,940
Financial Examiners
$79,280
Logisticians
$74,170
Budget Analysts
$73,840
Credit Analysts
$69,930
Other Financial Specialists
$69,470
Other Business Operations Specialists
$69,040
Financial Specialists
$68,780
Accountants and Auditors
$68,150
Insurance Underwriters
$67,680
Compliance Officers
$66,540
Business Operations Specialists
$65,260
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$63,680
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
$63,670
Loan Officers
$63,650
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$63,510
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$63,300
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$62,560
Labor Relations Specialists
$62,310
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$62,080
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$62,080
Cost Estimators
$61,790
Credit Counselors and Loan Officers
$61,030
Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$60,700
Human Resources Workers
$59,440
Human Resources Specialists
$59,180
Training and Development Specialists
$59,020
Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,430
Fundraisers
$54,130
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$53,340
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$52,060
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$51,850
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$47,350
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents
$45,300
Credit Counselors
$44,380
Tax Preparers
$36,550
Farm Labor Contractors
$35,160