Equity Analyst Salary

Pay for Equity Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $70K annually. Cash earnings for Equity Analysts — which occasionally include more than $61K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $47K to approximately $198K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Equity Analysts (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Equity Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction.

$44,287 - $147,004
MEDIAN: $69,518

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National Salary Data (?
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$44,287 - $147,004  
$2,024 - $61,181  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $15,205  
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).
$47,354 - $198,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Job Description for Equity Analyst

An equity analyst oversees a company's investments, tracking investment data and making recommendations to managers. The nature of these investments vary from industry to industry, but could include real estate, stocks, or material goods. An equity analyst must analyze market trends, identify investments that hold good return-on-investment potential, and ensure that current investments are performing as desired. These investments may be spread over a wide company portfolio, and an equity analyst must be familiar with the many different company investments. The equity analyst may oversee investments in private funds, pension funds, charitable contributions, and other types of expenditure. On a schedule determined by the company, likely quarterly, an equity analyst is required to present data and findings to a team who will use the recommendations of the analyst to determine if any changes in company investments need to be made.


Equity Analyst Tasks

  • Analyze company valuation models, cash flow/income/balance sheets and earnings.
  • Work with Portfolio Manager to ensure best execution of trades.
  • Perform due diligence on current positions including valuation analysis, industry research and company specific fundamental analysis.
  • Manage upside/downside price targets with the portfolio manager.
  • Perform technical analysis and charting, volume trends, liquidity analysis of trading volumes, short interest, days to cover.

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Popular Skills for Equity Analyst

Survey results show that Equity Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Valuation, Research Analysis, Market Research, and Financial Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,521

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For those looking to make money, Equity Analysts in Denver enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 94 percent above the national average. Equity Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+57 percent), New York (+47 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), and San Francisco (+26 percent). Equity Analysts in Philadelphia earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Equity Analyst Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Equity Analyst Salaries

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Research Analysis
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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 9%