Commercial Analyst Salary

Average Commercial Analysts in the United States make around $58K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Commercial Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (60 percent) are men. Work is enjoyable for Commercial Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$41,486 - $84,676
MEDIAN: $57,635

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$41,486 - $84,676  
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$41,259 - $91,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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.


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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Professional skills reported by Commercial Analysts are few in number. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis and Financial Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Financial Analysis also know Microsoft Excel.

Commercial Analyst Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Commercial Analyst in Houston:
"The transition from engineer to commercial has been great."
Learn the market sectors, learn the contracts, and learn where you can value add onto an existing system.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Data Analysis
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Financial Modeling
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Financial Analysis
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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


40 %
60 %

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