Equity Research Associate Salary

Pay for Equity Research Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $65K annually. Total cash compensation to Equity Research Associates approaches anywhere from $46K on the lower end to $115K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $25K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Equity Research Associates (83 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, Equity Research Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,024 - $95,567
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$44K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $64,656
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$44,024 - $95,567  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $24,537  
Profit Sharing
$1,846 - $11,328  
Total Pay (?
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$45,686 - $114,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey results show that Equity Research Associates typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Research Analysis. Those educated in Financial Analysis tend to be well versed in Research Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location


For Equity Research Associates, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Equity Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Chicago and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Equity Research Associate Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Equity Research Associate Salaries


Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$74,000

Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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