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Finance career cluster, in The United States of America

occupation SOC code interests minimum education current workers growth number growth percent salary entry salary all
Actuaries15-2011.00CIEBachelor +24,6004,4001.79$58,910$114,120
Bill and Account Collectors43-3011.00CEshort OJT350,400-19,500-0.56$23,610$37,620
Brokerage Clerks43-4011.00CEmod. OJT57,2005,2000.91$33,100$52,380
Budget Analysts13-2031.00CEIBachelor60,8001,5000.25$48,300$77,170
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators13-1031.00CEIlong OJT299,7009,8000.33$37,540$64,990
Credit Analysts13-2041.00CEBachelor69,4004,2000.61$40,860$81,160
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks43-4041.00CEshort OJT46,100-2,800-0.61$24,890$39,320
Credit Counselors13-2071.00ESCBachelor32,6005,0001.53$29,510$49,480
Financial Analysts13-2051.00CIEBachelor277,60032,4001.17$50,350$97,640
Financial Managers11-3031.00CEBachelor +555,90037,6000.68$65,000$139,720
Financial Specialists, all other13-2099.00CEBachelor145,2007,1000.49$39,000$76,230
occupation SOC code interests minimum education current workers growth number growth percent salary entry salary all
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage13-1032.00CRElong OJT15,500-100-0.06$42,740$65,930
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks43-9041.00CEmod. OJT285,40017,7000.62$26,510$40,780
Insurance Sales Agents41-3021.00ECSBachelor466,10043,4000.93$27,430$67,760
Insurance Underwriters13-2053.00CEIBachelor103,400-11,800-1.14$40,160$75,480
Loan Interviewers and Clerks43-4131.00CEshort OJT213,80018,5000.87$24,710$40,300
Loan Officers13-2072.00CESBachelor303,20024,5000.81$32,820$76,260
Personal Financial Advisors13-2052.00ECSBachelor249,40073,8002.96$41,160$123,100
Proofreaders and Copy Markers43-9081.00CAshort OJT13,600-300-0.22$21,660$39,640
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents41-3031.00ECBachelor341,50032,5000.95$33,340$102,260
Tax Preparers13-2082.00CEmod. OJT90,4001,4000.15$19,600$45,340
Tellers43-3071.00CEshort OJT520,500-40,000-0.77$20,810$28,060
occupation SOC code interests minimum education current workers growth number growth percent salary entry salary all
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers23-2093.00CERmod. OJT71,100-300-0.04$27,620$51,490

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States of America in 2014 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Growth Number

Growth number is the projected number of openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the projected number of openings is high, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is not very good.

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Growth Percent

Growth percent is the projected growth of the percentage of openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is not very good.

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Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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