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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $75K per year. Total cash compensation to Chartered Financial Analysts approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $125K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $25K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Chartered Financial Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Chartered Financial Analysts is high.

$44,239 - $119,173
(Median)
$44K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,257
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Salary
$44,239 - $119,173  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,283  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$44,387 - $125,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 12%
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