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Financial management jobs tend to pay well. The median salary for the profession was $109,740 in 2012, with the lowest-paid managers earning less than $59,630 and the highest-paid earning more than $187,199. The best-paid in the profession work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Francisco and Nassau, N.Y.

Job Salary Year
2004 $102,250.00
2006 $110,310.00
2008 $112,410.00
2010 $116,970.00
2012 $123,260.00

Average Financial Manager Pay vs. All Business Jobs

The average salary for a financial manager was $123,260 in 2012. That salary is high compared with other occupations on our list of the Best Business Jobs. For example, a financial analyst made a mean salary of $89,410 in 2012, a management analyst made $88,070 and a financial advisor made $90,820.

Job Name Salary
Financial Manager $109,740.00
Sales Manager $105,260.00
Management Analyst $78,600.00
Financial Analyst $76,950.00
Financial Advisor $67,520.00

Best Paying Cities for Financial Managers

The highest paid in the financial manager profession work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Francisco, and Nassau, New York. The Sarasota, Florida area also pays well, as does the city of San Jose, California.

New York City

Average Salary: $180,300 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial manager working in New York City is $180,300, which is $70,560 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $164,860 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial manager working in San Francisco is $164,860, which is $55,120 more than the average pay in the profession.

Nassau, New York

Average Salary: $158,660 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial manager working in Nassau, New York is $158,660, which is $48,920 more than the average pay in the profession.

Sarasota, Florida

Average Salary: $153,380 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial manager working in Sarasota, Florida is $153,380, which is $43,640 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, California

Average Salary: $152,610 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a financial manager working in San Jose, California is $152,610, which is $42,870 more than the average pay in the profession.

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