For Chartered Financial Analysts, yearly average wages total $80K annually. Final cash compensation to Chartered Financial Analysts varies from around $49K to approximately $150K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $75K and $48K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Chartered Financial Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$48,581 - $148,034
MEDIAN: $79,969

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$48,722 - $150,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


17 %
83 %

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: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 13%