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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. Table 2 compares the median salaries across 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 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Business and Financial Operations Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,690
25th Percentile Wage
$50,450
50th Percentile Wage
$67,710
75th Percentile Wage
$91,970
90th Percentile Wage
$123,000

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 $123,000. The median annual salary is $67,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of business and financial operations occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,710
1.74% 7.69%
2016
$66,530
1.23% -
2015
$65,710
1.40% -
2014
$64,790
1.53% -
2013
$63,800
2.04% -
2012
$62,500
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Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Business and Financial Operations Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Business and Financial Operations Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among business and financial operations professions, ranging from $35,660 to $90,640. The highest-paid business and financial operations occupations are personal financial advisors with a median annual salary of $90,640. The lowest-paid business and financial operations occupations in the United States are farm labor contractors with a median annual salary of $35,660. 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
$90,640
Financial Analysts
$84,300
Financial Analysts and Advisors
$82,770
Management Analysts
$82,450
Financial Examiners
$81,690
Budget Analysts
$75,240
Logisticians
$74,590
Credit Analysts
$71,290
Financial Specialists
$70,120
Other Business Operations Specialists
$70,010
Insurance Underwriters
$69,760
Other Financial Specialists
$69,520
Accountants and Auditors
$69,350
Compliance Officers
$67,870
Business Operations Specialists
$66,390
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$64,940
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$64,900
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
$64,690
Loan Officers
$64,660
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$63,300
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$63,230
Labor Relations Specialists
$63,200
Cost Estimators
$63,110
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$62,680
Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$62,120
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$62,100
Credit Counselors and Loan Officers
$61,840
Human Resources Workers
$60,570
Training and Development Specialists
$60,360
Human Resources Specialists
$60,350
Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,430
Fundraisers
$55,640
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$54,010
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$53,340
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$53,130
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$48,290
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents
$46,840
Credit Counselors
$44,710
Tax Preparers
$38,730
Farm Labor Contractors
$35,660