Median pay for Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $78K annually. Overall cash earnings for Chartered Financial Analysts stretch from $49K on the lower end to $154K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $74K from bonuses and $48K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Chartered Financial Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Chartered Financial Analysts (83 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,581 - $151,006
$49K
$78K
$150K
MEDIAN: $78,120
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$48,581 - $151,006  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $74,497  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $48,479  
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$48,722 - $153,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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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Key Stats for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 54%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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