Salaries for Finance Associates in the United States average out at around $58K annually, but Dallas employers pay the most, offering approximately $101K on average. Finance Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+49 percent), Seattle (+39 percent), Jersey City (+35 percent), and Chicago (+28 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,535 - $95,754
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$58K
$96K
MEDIAN: $57,798
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$13.43 - $27.02
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MEDIAN: $18.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,535 - $95,754  
   
Bonus
$976 - $20,648  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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$35,778 - $106,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $27.02  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $45.04  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$976 - $20,648  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$35,778 - $106,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Finance Associate

Finance associates perform a variety of accounting and financial duties for their organization. They are responsible for coordinating budget preparation, program narratives, and projections. They assist managers with creation of financial proposals, as well as plan and execute analyses such as for operational and capital budgets. Finance associates create statistical reports based on costs analyses and other relevant information. As needed, they must provide effective business analysis on subjects determined by management. Finance associates also administer fixed asset accounts and capital expenditures, as well as contextualize preliminary analyses for their supervisor and assist with work flow improvements throughout their organization.

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Finance Associate Tasks

  • Collect and analyze data to assist in corporate financial decisions.
  • Ensure compliance with standard practices and protocols within the industry.
  • Identify and advise on new investment opportunities for the company.
  • Assist in determining and negotiating the financial aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Common Career Paths for Finance Associate


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Finance Associates often transition into Senior Financial Analyst positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Financial Analysts earn $76K per year.

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Popular Skills for Finance Associate


Finance Associates report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent, 17 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Entry and Accounts Receivable also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Financial Reporting and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Associate

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. Finance Associates see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Finance Associates who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,446

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Key Stats for Finance Associate

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
058
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Finance Associate Salaries


National Average
$56,000



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Skills That Affect Finance Associate Salaries

Financial Modeling
up arrow 54%



National Average
$56,000



Accounts Payable
up arrow 14%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 20%

Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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