Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States take home an average $75K annually. Cash earnings for Chartered Financial Analysts — including $26K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $49K to $136K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority (85 percent) of Chartered Financial Analysts who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$48,467 - $120,182

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$48,467 - $120,182  
$0.00 - $25,976  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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$49,140 - $136,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | 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.


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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 13%