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15. Financial Administrator
Median Salary: $83,990.40
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +18%
Total Employees: 63,300
Change in Employees (2008–2014): 0%
Who counts the beans of the bean-counters? Every accounting, auditing and financial planning department in the country needs one of these senior managers to oversee the people looking after the books. That means hiring, implementing policy, and working with senior executives from other areas to make sure the money keeps flowing in and out. The role of a financial manager can vary widely, depending on whether you end up in accounting, auditing, financial planning or risk analysis (to name just a few departments that require financial managers).