The term "financier" is one that generally refers to a worker who handles money and is an expert in finance, which may include several types of specific job positions. The average salary of a financier is dependent upon his job title, the industry in which he works and his location.
Stockbrokers buy and sell securities and may provide financial services to clients on loans, taxes and securities. The average salary for a stockbroker in the United States is $91,390. The majority of stockbrokers work in the industry of securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage, where they earn an average salary of $107,400. Those employed in depository credit intermediation earn significantly less at an average of $60,240 a year. The metropolitan area of Bridgeport, Conn., is the highest paying for stockbrokers, with an average salary of $171,740, said the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2009.
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Loan officers work with clients seeking loans and may specialize in commercial, consumer or mortgage loans. The average salary for a loan officer in the United States is $63,210 as of May 2009, according to the BLS. Most loan officers work either in the industry of depository credit intermediation for the average salary of $62,010 or in nondepository credit intermediation for $63,910. The metropolitan area of San Jose, Ca., has the highest wages for loan officers at an average annual salary of $86,970.
Personal financial advisors work with clients on all financial matters, including taxes, investments, securities and pension plans. In the United States, a financial advisor earns an average salary of $94,180 a year. Most work in either the industry of financial investment activities for $110,130 a year or in securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage for $104,840. Depository credit intermediation is the industry with the third highest level of employment, but offers a lower than average salary of $64,010. Financial advisors in the metropolitan area of Worcester, Mass.-Conn. earn the highest wages in their profession at an average annual salary of $152,790.
A financial manager oversees all the financial matters of an organization. The average salary for a financial manager in the U.S. is $113,730 as of May 2009, according to the BLS. The two most popular industries for financial managers are depository credit intermediation, where the average salary is $92,110, or the management of companies and enterprises, where the average salary is $130,700. Financial managers in the New York City area earn the highest wages in the U.S. at an average of $160,680.