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Equity Analyst Salary

For Equity Analysts, annual average wages total $75K per year. Final cash compensation to Equity Analysts varies from around $46K to approximately $194K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $67K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (86 percent) of Equity Analysts who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.
$43,415 - $143,810
MEDIAN: $75,425

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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.
$43,415 - $143,810  
$3,854 - $66,910  
Profit Sharing
$1,968 - $14,564  
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).
$45,876 - $194,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Equity Analysts who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Valuation, Market Research, and Financial Modeling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 95 percent, 87 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis. Financial Analysis and Financial Modeling are also commonly seen together.

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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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Market Research
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National Average

Financial Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


14 %
86 %

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: 64% employee benefits None: 9%