Finance Analyst Salary

Finance Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $58K annually. In the world of Finance Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $81K. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Finance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,507 - $79,943
$41K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,181
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90%

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$12.87 - $29.59
$13
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,507 - $79,943  
   
Bonus
$481.02 - $8,690  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $14,899  
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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$39,995 - $81,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 511
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$22.02 - $48.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$481.02 - $8,690  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $14,899  
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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$39,995 - $81,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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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Finance Analysts sometimes assume positions such as Senior Finance Managers. That role pays $122K per year on average. Finance Analysts most often move into positions as Finance Managers or Senior Financial Analysts; those groups report median salaries that are $26K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Finance Analyst


The Boeing Company, PepsiCo Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Lockheed Martin Corp, and Intel Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Finance Analysts. Finance Analysts in search of the best pay head to The Boeing Company, where the median salary rolls in at $73K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $95K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $55K.

Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Survey results imply that Finance Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Budgeting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. SQL and Microsoft Access, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know 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 $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. For Finance Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,303

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

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Finance Analysts in Portland receive some of the highest pay in the country. Finance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), San Jose (+20 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Finance Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Finance Analysts in Cleveland bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Columbus and 7 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Finance Analyst

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$59,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries

▲14%


▲6%



National Average
$59,000



▼2%


SQL
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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