Commercial Analyst Salary

Average Commercial Analysts in the United States make around $58K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Commercial Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$41,090 - $84,702
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,482
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50%
90%

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$41,090 - $84,702  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $10,304  
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$41,183 - $92,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Job Description for Commercial Analyst

The successful operation of a business is largely contingent upon optimizing efficiency in financial operations, fixing problem areas, and taking advantage of opportunities for growth. The role of the commercial analyst is to conduct close examinations - using mathematical models and predictive economic research - of a company's revenue, operations, expenses and competition; they must find relevant patterns and discrepancies, and use this analysis to determine policy changes that improve the business' functioning and/or profits. They present these changes to organizational management and respond to questions and critiques. The commercial analyst's results often serve as the nucleus for new marketing programs, alterations in protocols, and adjustments in financial strategies. A commercial analyst generally works in a typical office environment during normal business hours, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the business. These professionals may be employed by one agency permanently or work as a contractor for multiple organizations.

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Commercial Analyst Tasks

  • Define and research technology, competitors, market segments, and other key content areas.
  • Create reports, visualizations and dashboards to inform sales and management.
  • Input, format, integrate, analyze, and interpret data to guide strategic decisions.
  • Create statistical models for key business concepts like pricing, risk and market.

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Commercial Analysts who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis and Financial Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Experience with Financial Analysis is often linked with knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Commercial Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Commercial Analyst Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 37%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Financial Analysis
0%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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