Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

Investments Analysts in the United States take home approximately $65K per year on average. Cash earnings for Investments Analysts — including $26K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $120K depending on individual performance. Career length 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Investments Analysts who answered the questionnnaire.

$40,511 - $110,738
$41K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,162
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50%
90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,511 - $110,738  
   
Bonus
$965 - $26,174  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,500  
Total Pay (?
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$40,674 - $120,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $31.46  
   
Overtime
$35.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$965 - $26,174  
   
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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$40,674 - $120,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

  • 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


Investments Analysts usually 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 38 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know 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: $66,175

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Investments Analysts, 66 percent higher than the national average. Investments Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+15 percent) and Chicago (+8 percent).

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Key Stats for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

▲28%

▲17%

National Average
$66,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Investment Management
▲38%


Performance Analysis
▲10%


National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%
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