Finance Analyst Salary

Average Finance Analysts in the United States make around $56K annually. Total cash compensation for Finance Analysts runs from $39K to $80K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by tenure and the specific company. Work is enjoyable for Finance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men make up a slight majority of Finance Analysts (57 percent) who responded to the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,504 - $76,346

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$14.37 - $33.39

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,504 - $76,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,940  
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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$38,973 - $79,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 865
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $33.39  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $51.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,940  
   
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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$38,973 - $79,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Finance Analysts who move on to become Finance Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Finance Managers get paid an average of $83K per year. A common career progression for a Finance Analyst is to become a Senior Financial Analyst or a Senior Finance Analyst. Compared to Finance Analysts, the first group earns $17K more on average, and the second group earns $15K more.

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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 Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Budgeting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. Finance Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $64K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Finance Analysts, 23 percent above the national average. Finance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), and New York (+11 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Boston and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries

Forecasting
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Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Financial Reporting
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Accounting
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National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
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: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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