Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

Investments Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $64K 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 $26K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Career duration 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Investments Analysts survey respondents are men (76 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,507 - $108,372
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,359
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$10.30 - $32.07
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$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,507 - $108,372  
   
Bonus
$988 - $25,826  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$40,667 - $118,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $32.07  
   
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
$988 - $25,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$40,667 - $118,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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


Survey takers who work as Investments Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Investment Management, Financial Analysis, Performance Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 14 percent. Those educated in Financial Analysis tend to be well versed in 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Investments Analysts. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. Investments Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $97K.

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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 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲19%

National Average
$65,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Investment Management
▲14%


Performance Analysis
▲12%


National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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