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Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

For Investments Analysts, annual average wages total $59K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $40K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Investments Analysts can bottom out near $43K or peak near $122K depending on individual performance. For the most part, Investments Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Investments Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.

$41,448 - $101,753
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,812
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90%

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$13.81 - $26.36
(Median)
$14
$23
$26
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,448 - $101,753  
   
Bonus
$1,036 - $39,786  
Profit Sharing
$1,517 - $13,500  
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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$42,986 - $122,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $26.36  
   
Overtime
$25.50 - $35.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,036 - $39,786  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,517 - $13,500  
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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$42,986 - $122,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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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While not commonly seen, Investments Analysts who transition into a Portfolio Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Portfolio Managers is $90K per year.

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Popular Skills for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


Investments Analysts typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance Analysis, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Investment Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Investment Management, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Investment Management.

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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Performance Analysis
up arrow 18%

National Average
$62,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Investment Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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