Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

13-2051 Financial Analysts

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
226,340 1.2 % $42.18 $87,740 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.26 $27.84 $36.37 $48.62 $69.99
Annual Wage (2) $46,300 $57,900 $75,650 $101,120 $145,580


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 34,560 10.08 $54.24 $112,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,190 1.43 $39.45 $82,050
Depository Credit Intermediation 18,630 1.09 $39.22 $81,580
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 18,330 3.96 $49.14 $102,220
Insurance Carriers 15,250 1.31 $38.38 $79,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 34,560 10.08 $54.24 $112,830
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 450 6.23 $55.02 $114,430
Other Investment Pools and Funds 2,190 5.59 $52.62 $109,440
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 830 4.18 $36.49 $75,890
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 18,330 3.96 $49.14 $102,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 440 0.11 $62.10 $129,160
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 450 6.23 $55.02 $114,430
Other Financial Investment Activities 34,560 10.08 $54.24 $112,830
Other Investment Pools and Funds 2,190 5.59 $52.62 $109,440
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.08 $49.25 $102,450


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 33,660 3.99 2.26 $53.10 $110,450
California 28,660 2.04 1.16 $48.58 $101,040
Texas 17,550 1.70 0.97 $40.41 $84,050
Massachusetts 13,320 4.22 2.39 $44.78 $93,150
Illinois 10,240 1.84 1.04 $38.67 $80,430




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,420 5.30 3.01 $45.84 $95,340
Delaware 2,120 5.25 2.98 $39.37 $81,890
Massachusetts 13,320 4.22 2.39 $44.78 $93,150
New York 33,660 3.99 2.26 $53.10 $110,450
Connecticut 5,360 3.33 1.89 $51.05 $106,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 33,660 3.99 2.26 $53.10 $110,450
Connecticut 5,360 3.33 1.89 $51.05 $106,170
Oregon 1,900 1.20 0.68 $50.18 $104,370
California 28,660 2.04 1.16 $48.58 $101,040
District of Columbia 3,420 5.30 3.01 $45.84 $95,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 28,840 5.70 3.23 $55.89 $116,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 11,420 6.82 3.86 $45.88 $95,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,270 2.42 1.37 $50.47 $104,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,080 3.93 2.23 $43.21 $89,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,970 2.23 1.26 $40.25 $83,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,810 2.84 1.61 $41.46 $86,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,470 2.45 1.39 $37.54 $78,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,120 5.33 3.02 $54.32 $113,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,820 1.89 1.07 $43.92 $91,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,510 2.63 1.49 $37.34 $77,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,910 7.10 4.02 $61.36 $127,630
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 11,420 6.82 3.86 $45.88 $95,420
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,090 6.54 3.71 $39.39 $81,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 28,840 5.70 3.23 $55.89 $116,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,120 5.33 3.02 $54.32 $113,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,080 3.93 2.23 $43.21 $89,870
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 840 3.89 2.20 $40.76 $84,770
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 3,190 3.84 2.18 $36.98 $76,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,250 3.71 2.10 $53.83 $111,980
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,100 3.47 1.97 $35.58 $74,000




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,910 7.10 4.02 $61.36 $127,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 28,840 5.70 3.23 $55.89 $116,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,120 5.33 3.02 $54.32 $113,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,250 3.71 2.10 $53.83 $111,980
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,820 1.86 1.05 $50.62 $105,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,270 2.42 1.37 $50.47 $104,970
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 230 1.40 0.80 $50.31 $104,650
New Haven, CT 230 0.86 0.49 $49.26 $102,450
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.40 0.23 $48.25 $100,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,170 2.28 1.29 $47.21 $98,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 340 7.92 4.49 $40.08 $83,360
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.59 0.33 $29.70 $61,780
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 160 0.81 0.46 $37.60 $78,200
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 0.20 $28.36 $58,980
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 0.43 $27.91 $58,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 340 7.92 4.49 $40.08 $83,360
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.26 0.72 $46.57 $96,860
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.92 0.52 (8) (8)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.84 0.48 $39.20 $81,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 160 0.81 0.46 $37.60 $78,200

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 0.25 $48.40 $100,680
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.26 0.72 $46.57 $96,860
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.11 $44.51 $92,580
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 340 7.92 4.49 $40.08 $83,360
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.15 $39.21 $81,550


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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