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Finance Analyst Salary

Finance Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $56K annually. Total cash earnings of Finance Analysts range from $39K on the low end to $80K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career length and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Finance Analysts. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men working as Finance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,459 - $77,157
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,377
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$14.28 - $31.74
(Median)
$14
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,459 - $77,157  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,947  
Profit Sharing
$272.16 - $8,054  
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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$38,947 - $80,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 847
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $31.74  
   
Overtime
$11.90 - $52.09  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,947  
   
Profit Sharing
$272.16 - $8,054  
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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$38,947 - $80,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Finance Analyst

  • Create reports, presentations and other communicative devices to convey data and recommendations.
  • Oversee audits and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Identify metrics, analyze data, create models and forecasts and update existing analyses.
  • Reconcile data, research root causes for discrepancies and assist in updating processes.

Common Career Paths for Finance Analyst


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Finance Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Finance Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $83K per year. When Finance Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Financial Analysts or Senior Finance Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $15K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Finance Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Access. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Finance Analysts make a median salary of $68K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Finance Analysts in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Finance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+23 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), New York (+12 percent), and San Francisco (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Boston (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries

Financial Modeling
up arrow 11%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Budgeting
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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