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Financial Analyst and Advisor Salary Information

The salary statistics of financial analysts and advisors are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of financial analysts and advisors in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of financial analysts and advisors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The financial analysts and advisors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Financial Analyst and Advisor Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,630
25th Percentile Wage
$60,010
50th Percentile Wage
$82,770
75th Percentile Wage
$121,770
90th Percentile Wage
$198,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts and advisors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial analysts and advisors is $198,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,630. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 334% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial analysts and advisors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,770
2.21% 13.29%
2016
$80,940
1.96% -
2015
$79,350
3.79% -
2014
$76,340
2.29% -
2013
$74,590
3.78% -
2012
$71,770
- -

Table 2. Financial Analyst and Advisor Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of financial analysts and advisors in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for financial analysts and advisors occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $90,300. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $65,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$90,300
Mining
$87,300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$87,250
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$85,810
Finance and Insurance
$84,790
Manufacturing
$84,440
Information
$83,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$81,220
Construction
$80,200
Retail Trade
$78,550
Wholesale Trade
$76,260
Transportation and Warehousing
$74,810
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$74,350
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$72,130
Educational Services
$70,960
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,760
Accommodation and Food Services
$65,470



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