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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary (United States)

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) earns an average salary of $72,517 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary (?
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$44,714 - $117,540
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$44,714 - $117,540  
   
Bonus
$0.45 - $24,775  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $16,107  
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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$44,835 - $123,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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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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$78,000
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Experience Affects Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$78,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 9%