The salary statistics of financial analysts are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of financial analysts within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The financial analysts 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$51,780|
|25th Percentile Wage||$64,390|
|50th Percentile Wage||$84,300|
|75th Percentile Wage||$114,980|
|90th Percentile Wage||$165,580|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial analysts. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial analysts is $165,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,780. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 219% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial analysts from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of financial analysts 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 occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $90,450. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $65,470).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only financial analysts salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of financial analysts in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $48,240 to $108,060. The highest paying state for financial analysts is New York with a median annual salary of $108,060. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $48,240. For more salary information of financial analysts profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |