Equity Analyst Salary

An average Equity Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $70K per year. Overall cash earnings for Equity Analysts stretch from $46K on the lower end to $174K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $50K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Equity Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. For the most part, Equity Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,449 - $136,956

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$43,449 - $136,956  
$2,027 - $50,335  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $14,564  
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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).
$46,364 - $174,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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

Equity Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Valuation, Research Analysis, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 77 percent, 17 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Financial Analysis also know 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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Research Analysis
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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


16 %
84 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%