A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) earns an average salary of $66,580 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Total Pay (?
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$41,857 - $109,261
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$41,857 - $109,261  
   
Bonus
$1,042 - $20,702  
Profit Sharing
$2,007 - $10,391  
Total Pay (?
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$43,605 - $122,695  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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National Average
$74,000
New York
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Experience Affects Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$74,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 9%
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