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Equity Analyst Salary

Average Equity Analysts in the United States make around $73K per year. In the world of Equity Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $195K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $70K and $15K, respectively. Career duration 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. 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 a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,849 - $141,914
MEDIAN: $72,714

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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.
$43,849 - $141,914  
$3,854 - $70,284  
Profit Sharing
$1,922 - $14,795  
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).
$46,641 - $195,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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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, facility with Market Research, Valuation, and Financial Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 92 percent, 68 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Research Analysis.

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Experience Affects Equity Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Equity Analyst Salaries

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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%