Equity Analyst Salary

Earnings for Equity Analysts in the United States come in at around $70K per year on average. Total incomes of Equity Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $61K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $47K and $198K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Equity Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. For the most part, Equity Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage.

$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 imply that Equity Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Valuation, Research Analysis, Market Research, and Financial Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Financial Analysis also know Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Equity Analysts, Denver provides a pay rate that is 94 percent greater than the national average. Equity Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+57 percent), New York (+47 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), and San Francisco (+26 percent). Equity Analysts in Philadelphia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 26 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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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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Financial Modeling
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Market Research
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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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%