Equity Analyst Salary

Equity Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $71K per year. Final cash compensation to Equity Analysts varies from around $47K to approximately $185K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $71K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Equity Analysts (87 percent) who took the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Equity Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,157 - $144,666

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$44,157 - $144,666  
$2,010 - $71,438  
Profit Sharing
$1,927 - $15,456  
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).
$47,001 - $185,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Research Analysis, Valuation, Financial Modeling, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Financial Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled 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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


13 %
87 %

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: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%