Finance & Insurance

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Workforce
6.43M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43
Estimated Job Growth
1.03%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$91,866
Average Male Salary
$124,644
Average Female Salary
$121,498

About

The top three occupations in the Finance & Insurance Industry Group are Financial managers, Insurance sales agents, Customer service representatives, Personal financial advisors, and Credit counselors & loan officers. On average, full-time employees in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector work 43.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $95,990. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $39,902.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector are Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY, Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, and Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Finance & Insurance.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector. Financial managers are the most common position, but the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Tellers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Finance & Insurance goes to Physicians.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
0.694%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 6.31M people employed in the Finance and Insurance industry. This represents a 0.694% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Finance and Insurance over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

6.43M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 7.12M
1.88%
1 Year Growth
± 1.25%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 6.43M people employed in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector has been growing at a rate of 1.88%, , from 6.99M people in 2018 to 7.12M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Finance & Insurance by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Financial managers represent the largest share of positions held in Finance & Insurance at 11.1%, followed by Insurance sales agents with 7.55% and Customer service representatives with 4.81%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector, by number of employees, are Financial managers, Insurance sales agents, Customer service representatives, Personal financial advisors, and Credit counselors & loan officers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Finance & Insurance employs an unusually high number of Tellers, New accounts clerks, and Insurance sales agents.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Finance & Insurance, by average wage, are Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$91,866
AVERAGE WAGE
± $962

On average, employees in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector make $91,866 per year. This number makes Finance & Insurance the 3 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-Sectors.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.464
WAGE GINI

Finance & Insurance has a wage GINI of 0.464, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Finance & Insurance (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $124,644 and $121,498. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

4.04M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±48.7k
3.08M
MALE WORKFORCE
±42.7k

56.7% of workers in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$124,644
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,840
$121,498
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,829

On average, Male workers in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector make 1.03 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.23 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector is Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Finance & Insurance is from Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Finance & Insurance is from Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing.

The Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Finance & Insurance is from Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing.

The Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Finance & Insurance Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Finance and Insurance industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Finance and Insurance industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.03%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (15.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Finance and Insurance.
1.03%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Finance and Insurance. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Finance and Insurance.
15.2%
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10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Finance and Insurance industry.

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