Finance Analyst Salary

Finance Analysts in the United States earn an average of $57K annually; salaries are particularly strong in San Jose, where workers earn around $71K. Finance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and New York (+10 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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 may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Finance Manager, where median compensation is $122K annually. When Finance Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Finance Managers or Senior Financial Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $27K and $17K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Finance Analyst


Finance Analysts flock to The Boeing Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $68K lead the pack in compensation; however, The Boeing Company also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $52K at one end to $97K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Survey results suggest that Finance Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. It is often found that people who know Financial Analysis are also skilled in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Analyst

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $66K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Finance Analysts make a median salary of $65K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $63K.

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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