Finance Analyst Salary

Earnings for Finance Analysts in the United States come in at around $59K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Finance Analysts can bottom out near $41K or peak near $82K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Male Finance Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Finance Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,170 - $80,992
$41K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,744
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$13.45 - $29.19
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MEDIAN: $20.94
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$0$82K
Salary $41,170 - $80,992
Bonus $493.16 - $8,478
Profit Sharing $100.67 - $5,960
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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$40,890 - $82,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 508
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $13.45 - $29.19
Overtime $24.71 - $47.10
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $493.16 - $8,478
Profit Sharing $100.67 - $5,960
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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$40,890 - $82,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Finance Analyst

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

Common Career Paths for Finance Analyst


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While not commonly seen, Finance Analysts who transition into a Senior Finance Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Finance Managers is $122K per year. Career advancement for the typical Finance Analyst often leads to becoming a Finance Manager or a Senior Financial Analyst; median salaries in these positions are $25K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

Finance Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Finance Analyst


Dominating the field, The Boeing Company, PepsiCo Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Lockheed Martin Corp, and Intel Corporation are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Finance Analysts. Pay for Finance Analysts is best at The Boeing Company, which offers a median salary of $73K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $55K to $95K.

Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Finance Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Budgeting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Access and Accounting also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Finance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Finance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 404 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Finance Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Finance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 73 salaries. A Finance Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,964

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

For Finance Analysts, busy Portland offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Finance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Finance Analysts in Cleveland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Columbus (19 percent lower) and Philadelphia (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Finance Analyst

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$60,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries

▲13%


▲5%



National Average
$60,000



▼3%


SQL
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%
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