Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

Average Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States make around $82K per year. In the world of Chartered Financial Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $50K and $209K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $75K and $50K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Chartered Financial Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,618 - $185,615
$50K
$82K
$190K
MEDIAN: $81,527
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50%
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$0$209K
Salary $49,618 - $185,615
Bonus $500 - $75,000
Profit Sharing $100.67 - $49,665
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$49,938 - $209,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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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.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,595

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

Chartered Financial Analysts will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 56 percent. Chartered Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+14 percent) and New York (+9 percent).

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)?

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Delhi:
"Its good for me because I have interest on that work only."
Pros: I want to became a cfa because it's interesting work as a cfa.
Cons: Lot of work is there so it is not good.

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Key Stats for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salaries

Experienced
▲42%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 12%
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