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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 BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Business and Financial Operations Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$116,380
75th Percentile Wage
$87,700
50th Percentile Wage
$64,790
25th Percentile Wage
$47,880
10th Percentile Wage
$36,010

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 $116,380. The median annual salary is $64,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,010.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Business and Financial Operations Occupations

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 $35,990 to $81,060. The highest paid business and financial operations occupations are personal financial advisors with a median annual salary of $81,060. The lowest paid business and financial operations occupations in the United States are tax preparers with a median annual salary of $35,990. 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
$81,060
Management Analysts
$80,880
Financial Analysts
$78,620
Financial Analysts and Advisors
$76,340
Financial Examiners
$76,310
Logisticians
$73,870
Budget Analysts
$71,220
Other Business Operations Specialists
$67,280
Credit Analysts
$67,020
Financial Specialists
$66,220
Accountants and Auditors
$65,940
Other Financial Specialists
$65,440
Compliance Officers
$64,950
Insurance Underwriters
$64,220
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$64,200
Business Operations Specialists
$63,880
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$63,420
Loan Officers
$62,620
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,300
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,220
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$61,290
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,980
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$60,600
Credit Counselors and Loan Officers
$60,120
Cost Estimators
$60,050
Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,520
Human Resources Specialists
$57,420
Human Resources Workers
$57,340
Training and Development Specialists
$57,340
Labor Relations Specialists
$56,950
Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$55,080
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$52,570
Fundraisers
$52,430
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$52,270
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$51,120
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$46,490
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents
$45,060
Credit Counselors
$42,110
Farm Labor Contractors
$41,110
Tax Preparers
$35,990