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The paycheck is good. Financial analysts earned a median of $76,950 in 2012, with the lowest-paid making $47,130 and the highest-paid making $148,430. The best-paid in the profession work in the metropolitan areas of Bridgeport, Conn., New York City and San Francisco.

Job Salary Year
2004 $75,460.00
2006 $85,110.00
2008 $93,010.00
2010 $86,040.00
2012 $89,410.00

Average Financial Analyst Pay vs. All Business Jobs

The average salary for a financial analyst was $89,410 in 2012, which is mid-range compared with other occupations on our list of the Best Business Jobs. For example, in 2012, a sales manager made $119,980 and a marketing manager made $129,870. Both insurance agents ($63,400) and compliance officers ($64,960) made less than financial analysts, on average.

Job Name Salary
Marketing Manager $119,480.00
Sales Manager $105,260.00
Financial Analyst $76,950.00
Financial Advisor $67,520.00
Compliance Officer $62,020.00
Insurance Agent $48,150.00

Best Paying Cities for Financial Analysts

The highest paid in the financial analyst profession work in the metropolitan areas of Bridgeport, Conn., New York City, and San Francisco. The Napa, Calif. area also pays well, as does the city of Los Angeles.

Bridgeport, Conn.

Average Salary: $124,350 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial analyst working in Bridgeport, Conn. is $124,350, which is $47,400 more than the average pay in the profession.

New York City

Average Salary: $122,840 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial analyst working in New York City is $122,840, which is $45,890 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $118,240 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial analyst working in San Francisco is $118,240, which is $41,290 more than the average pay in the profession.

Napa, Calif.

Average Salary: $112,540 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial analyst working in Napa, Calif. is $112,540, which is $35,590 more than the average pay in the profession.

Los Angeles

Average Salary: $107,260 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial analyst working in Los Angeles is $107,260, which is $30,310 more than the average pay in the profession.

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