Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $74K per year. In the world of Chartered Financial Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $29K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $49K and $140K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Chartered Financial Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority (84 percent) of Chartered Financial Analysts who answered the questionnaire are male.

$48,080 - $120,784
(Median)
$48K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,118
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$48,080 - $120,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,736  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
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$48,653 - $139,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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

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

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Experience Affects Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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