Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

An average Chartered Financial Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $79K annually. Total incomes of Chartered Financial Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $76K from bonuses and close to $49K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $179K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. There are far more male Chartered Financial Analysts survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,425 - $173,436
$48K
$79K
$170K
MEDIAN: $78,819
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,425 - $173,436  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $75,503  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $48,936  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,581 - $178,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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Job Description for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Basic duties performed by chartered financial analysts (CFAs) include monitoring and helping improve financial performance for clients. Monitoring consists of tracking status, using financial models and forecasting, analyzing plans, and reconciling transactions. To improve performance, all data must be carefully analyzed and then used to present solutions such as automation, removing redundancy, improving coordination, and handling other weaknesses. In some cases, this may require specialized knowledge of specific fields; however, in general, problem-solving skills and strong communication skills are essential to generate strong results.

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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Tasks

  • Analyze financial portfolios and create recommendations.
  • Write reports on recommendations, risks and current state.
  • Evaluate financial decisions, set goals and identify key steps for growth.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,429

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chartered Financial Analysts, 68 percent above the national average. Chartered Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+22 percent) and New York (+17 percent).

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Key Stats for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salaries

Experienced
▲52%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 12%