Finance Analyst Salary

The average Finance Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $56K per year. In the world of Finance Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $80K. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men working as Finance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,268 - $76,761
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,344
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$14.05 - $32.75
(Median)
$14
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,268 - $76,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,939  
Profit Sharing
$274.00 - $8,000  
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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$38,683 - $80,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 862
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $32.75  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $51.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$274.00 - $8,000  
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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$38,683 - $80,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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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Many Finance Analysts move into a Finance Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $83K per year. Finance Analysts most often move into positions as Senior Financial Analysts or Senior Finance Analysts; those groups report median salaries that are $18K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Finance Analysts report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. For most people, competency in Financial Analysis indicates knowledge of Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Analyst

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. Finance Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Finance Analysts who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Finance Analysts, 24 percent above the national average. Finance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Workers in Boston and Denver earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 5 percent.

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Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries



Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
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Accounting
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National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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