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Equity Research Associate Salary

Equity Research Associates in the United States take home approximately $65K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Equity Research Associates stretch from $46K on the lower end to $115K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $25K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. There are far more male Equity Research Associates survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,074 - $94,577
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,803
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Salary
$44,074 - $94,577  
   
Bonus
$1,963 - $24,804  
Profit Sharing
$1,846 - $11,328  
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).
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$45,978 - $115,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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Job Description for Equity Research Associate

Equity research associates support senior equity analysts in the research process, generating information, ideas, and reports. They create, distribute, and update financial models, as well as generate reports on companies and other entities of interest. These associates must be able to perform analysis on market events - and other significant events - as required by senior analysts and other managers. This position occasionally involves communicating financially dense material into common language for clients, prospective clients, and other employees. Equity research associates must regularly work with clients (either directly or in providing information to colleagues), answering their questions and responding to their needs.

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Equity Research Associate Tasks

  • Prepare and deliver proprietary market research reports on specific industry for distribution to sophisticated institutional money managers.
  • Conduct thorough primary and secondary research and due diligence via SEC filings, company press releases, industry trade publications, Wall Street research notes and quarterly company conference calls.
  • Analyze macroeconomic and industry data, source and map market research to assess and describe current and long term trends,
  • Conduct grass roots surveys of industry-specific domestic and international players.
  • Conduct/compile financial statement analysis and forecasts for use in company updates and recommendations to clients.

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Popular Skills for Equity Research Associate


Equity Research Associates usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis. Most people skilled in Financial Analysis are similarly competent in Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location


Equity Research Associates will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Equity Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+2 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Boston and Chicago (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Equity Research Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%


National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Equity Research Associate Salaries


Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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