Equity Analyst Salary

The average Equity Analyst in the United States earns approximately $71K per year. Final cash compensation to Equity Analysts varies from around $47K to approximately $193K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $61K and $15K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Equity Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$43,775 - $139,628
MEDIAN: $71,389

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$43,775 - $139,628  
$2,040 - $61,402  
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $14,758  
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).
$47,069 - $193,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Market Research, Valuation, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 96 percent, 72 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to 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

Market Research
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Research Analysis
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Financial Analysis

National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


15 %
85 %

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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%