Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

Average Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States make around $75K annually. Total cash compensation to Chartered Financial Analysts bottoms out near $44K and approaches $125K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Chartered Financial Analysts (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$44,291 - $119,022
(Median)
$44K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,109
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Salary
$44,291 - $119,022  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,225  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$44,429 - $124,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 11%