The median annual wage of financial analysts was $74,350 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,490, and the top 10 percent earned more than $141,700.
Financial analysts often work more than 40 hours a week. In fact, almost one-third of full-time analysts usually work between 50 and 70 hours a week.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition