How to get your financial services job in 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a list of the top jobs for 2018, and the Lincoln Financial Group is the highest-paying one.
The Lincoln Financial group includes financial analysts, financial advisers, financial counselors, and other financial service professionals.
The DOL defines an analyst as someone who “analyzes and provides financial advice to investors, financial institutions, and employers.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average wage for a Lincoln Financial analyst in 2018 was $80,000, and Lincoln Financial is the only firm on the list with an average hourly wage of $77,000.
Lincoln Financial was ranked first in the category of financial services professionals and third for the financial services industry overall.
Lincoln has offices in the Boston and New York metropolitan areas, and employs more than 100 people.
Lincoln’s most recent earnings report revealed the firm was in the process of raising an additional $100 million.
The firm reported $2.5 billion in earnings for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, which was up from $2 billion the previous year.
Lincoln had a $3.2 billion profit in fiscal 2017, and a $1.8 billion loss in the fiscal 2016 year.
The company’s earnings grew at a rate of 1.1 percent during the fiscal 2017 fiscal year.
Last year, Lincoln reported an operating loss of $5.5 million.
Lincoln announced a $10 million stock dividend on December 23, 2018.
The stock has been a major contributor to the company’s growth, and its stock price has gained almost 400 percent during 2017.
Lincoln was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018” in the “Person of the Year” issue, and was named “Best Places to Work” in Time’s “Best Workplaces” list.
Lincoln is one of only five companies on the Fortune 500 with more than 500 employees.
Lincoln earned $10.7 billion in 2018, up from a loss of just $2 million in 2017.