Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

Median pay for Investments Analysts in the United States is around $64K annually. Total cash compensation to Investments Analysts approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $121K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $26K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Investments Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Investments Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$40,934 - $108,372
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,940
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50%
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$12.50 - $31.46
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$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.90
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$0$120K
Salary $40,934 - $108,372
Bonus $970 - $25,913
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,500
Total Pay (?
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$40,909 - $120,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $12.50 - $31.46
Overtime $35.49
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $970 - $25,913
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,500
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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$40,909 - $120,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


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Though some Investments Analysts move into positions like Portfolio Manager (where the average salary is $90K), this progression is not the norm.

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Popular Skills for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


Investments Analysts only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Investment Management, Financial Analysis, and Performance Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Financial Analysis indicates knowledge of Investment Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 31 salaries. A Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,379

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

With a pay rate for Investments Analysts that is 68 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Investments Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+17 percent) and Chicago (+9 percent).

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Key Stats for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

▲29%

▲18%

National Average
$65,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Investment Management
▲40%


Performance Analysis
▲12%


National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%
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