Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

The average Investments Analyst in the United States earns approximately $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Investments Analysts approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $118K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $25K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Investments Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,795 - $108,372
$41K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,903
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50%
90%

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$12.50 - $31.46
$12
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.90
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,795 - $108,372  
   
Bonus
$991 - $25,447  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$41,051 - $117,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $31.46  
   
Overtime
$35.49  
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
$991 - $25,447  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$41,051 - $117,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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 not the most common occurrence, Investments Analysts sometimes become Portfolio Managers, where the average income is $90K per year.

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Popular Skills for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


Investments Analysts report a narrow range of 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 36 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. Investments Analysts bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. Investments Analysts who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $97K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,221

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

With a pay rate for Investments Analysts that is 64 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 (+13 percent) and Chicago (+6 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 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

▲26%

▲15%

National Average
$67,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Investment Management
▲36%


Performance Analysis
▲9%


National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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