Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

Median pay for Investments Analysts in the United States is around $61K annually. In the world of Investments Analysts, overall income ranges from $42K near the bottom to $133K at the top; this can include more than $50K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Investments Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Investments Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$41,323 - $107,659
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,802
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$14.48 - $28.22
(Median)
$14
$24
$28
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,323 - $107,659  
   
Bonus
$257.60 - $49,551  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $24,832  
Commission
$1,800  
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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$42,009 - $132,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $28.22  
   
Overtime
$31.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$257.60 - $49,551  
   
Commission
$1,800  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $24,832  
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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$42,009 - $132,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

  • 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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Portfolio Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $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 Performance Analysis, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Investment Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Investment Management and Microsoft Excel. 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.


Investments Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $58K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $68K. Investments Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $88K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $110K.

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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Performance Analysis
up arrow 15%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Investment Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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