Investments Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $63K per year. Cash earnings for Investments Analysts — which occasionally include more than $29K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $42K to approximately $117K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Investments Analysts is high. Most Investments Analysts survey respondents are men (71 percent).

$41,227 - $104,828
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,207
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,227 - $104,828  
   
Bonus
$986 - $29,479  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,795  
Commission
$4,800  
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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$41,742 - $117,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.75  
   
Overtime
$32.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$986 - $29,479  
   
Commission
$4,800  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,795  
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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$41,742 - $117,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Job Description for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

Financial/securities/investment analysts work for financial institutions, such as mutual fund companies, banks, and investment departments of financial institutions, and are responsible for comparable/industry analysis, financial modeling, investment portfolio monitoring, and even marketing support and other projects. Strong communication skills are important in this position, and they must avoid actual and appearance of conflict of interest due to the nature of the job. They should also be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision as well as in a team-oriented environment.

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Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Tasks

  • Make recommendations for investments based on company and industry research.
  • Assist in developing investment strategies for companies or individuals.
  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate the financial performance of companies or industries.

Common Career Paths for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


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Investments Analysts often transition into Portfolio Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Portfolio Managers earn $90K per year.

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Popular Skills for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Investments Analysts who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Performance Analysis, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Investment Management are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Investment Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

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


For many Investments Analysts, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. Investments Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $89K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $102K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Performance Analysis
up arrow 12%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Investment Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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