Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

Chartered Financial Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $76K per year. Total cash compensation for Chartered Financial Analysts runs from $46K to $133K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $26K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Location and years of experience 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 — 85 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Chartered Financial Analysts is high. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$46,819 - $119,985
MEDIAN: $75,926

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$46,819 - $119,985  
$0.00 - $25,677  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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).
$46,365 - $133,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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

  • 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

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


15 %
85 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 13%