Finance Analyst Salary

The median salary for Finance Analysts in the United States is approximately $57K per year, but employers pay the most in San Jose, offering around $71K on average. Finance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and New York (+10 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,580 - $77,852
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,614
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$14.40 - $33.85
(Median)
$14
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,580 - $77,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,932  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $8,170  
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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$39,517 - $81,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 963
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $33.85  
   
Overtime
$12.06 - $53.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $8,170  
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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$39,517 - $81,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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 who transition into a Senior Finance Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $122K per year. Finance Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Finance Managers or Senior Financial Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $27K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Finance Analyst


Employees of The Boeing Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $68K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $52K to $97K.

Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Survey results show that Finance Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Analysis and Microsoft Access also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. Finance Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $63K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,579

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Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries


Forecasting
up arrow 8%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Financial Reporting
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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