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Equity Analyst Salary

Average Equity Analysts in the United States make around $72K per year. Total cash compensation for Equity Analysts runs from $46K to $197K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $71K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Equity Analysts are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$43,672 - $143,998
MEDIAN: $72,348

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$43,672 - $143,998  
$2,061 - $71,167  
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $14,504  
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).
$46,256 - $196,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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 suggest that Equity Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Valuation, Market Research, and Financial Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 101 percent, 92 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Financial Analysis are similarly competent in Research Analysis.

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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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Market Research
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Research Analysis
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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 23 votes.


14 %
86 %

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: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%