Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

An average Investments Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $61K per year. In the world of Investments Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $42K and $133K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $50K and $25K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Investments Analysts survey respondents are men (71 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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 (?
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
$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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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 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Investment Management and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Financial Analysis indicates knowledge of 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $58K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $68K. Investments Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $88K. Investments Analysts who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median 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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