Equity Research Associate Salary

Average Equity Research Associates in the United States make around $70K per year. With some bonuses approaching $30K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Equity Research Associates spread between $46K and $134K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Equity Research Associates survey respondents are men (73 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$45,293 - $119,157
$45K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,382
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Salary
$45,293 - $119,157  
   
Bonus
$2,700 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $15,400  
Total Pay (?
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$46,477 - $134,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, Research Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Research Analysis. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,646

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Equity Research Associates, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 55 percent above the national average. Equity Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent) and Boston (+2 percent). Equity Research Associates often earn below-average salaries when they head to the heartland. Specifically, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Chicago represent the three worst-paying cities for Equity Research Associates in the United States. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Chicago (16 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Equity Research Associate

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Equity Research Associate Salaries

▲52%

Experienced
▲37%

National Average
$78,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Equity Research Associate Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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