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Finance Analyst Salary

Finance Analysts in the United States take home approximately $56K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Finance Analysts spread between $39K and $80K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Finance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Finance Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,419 - $77,105
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,359
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50%
90%

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$13.81 - $31.17
(Median)
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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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
$39,419 - $77,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,937  
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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$38,859 - $80,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 850
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $51.90  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,937  
   
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).
)
$38,859 - $80,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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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Advancing into a Finance Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Finance Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $83K per year. Typical career progression for a Finance Analyst involves becoming a Senior Financial Analyst or a Senior Finance Analyst, roles that pay $18K more and $15K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Survey results show that Finance Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. For some reason, Finance Analysts with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $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 (+22 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), New York (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+12 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. On the whole, employers pay 5 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Boston and Indianapolis.

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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%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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