Equity Analyst Salary

Equity Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $71K annually. Total cash compensation for Equity Analysts runs from $47K to $192K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $61K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Equity Analysts (85 percent) survey respondents are men.

$43,874 - $138,351
MEDIAN: $71,488

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$43,874 - $138,351  
$2,045 - $61,157  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $14,720  
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).
$47,359 - $191,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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 suggest that Equity Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Most people skilled in Financial Analysis are similarly competent 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

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%