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Financial Analyst, Corporate Salary

Corporate Financial Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $57K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Corporate Financial Analysts range from $43K on the low end to $84K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Male Corporate Financial Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$42,605 - $78,555
(Median)
$43K
$57K
$79K
MEDIAN: $57,231
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$11.28 - $34.36
(Median)
$11
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,605 - $78,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,079  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $7,405  
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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$42,799 - $84,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 931
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $34.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.73  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $7,405  
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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$42,799 - $84,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Job Description for Financial Analyst, Corporate

A corporate financial analyst’s main responsibilities include analyzing and understanding programs such as rebates, royalties, marketing support, and/or promotions. They also have to research, find, and fix any problems associated with customer liability. A corporate financial analyst reviews contracts to make sure companies comply with their organization's standards and audit controls, as well as make sure that fiscal year-end closing deadlines are all met (and any financial schedule is properly prepared). Corporate financial analysts also have to create reports on their analysis as required by management.

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Financial Analyst, Corporate Tasks

  • Assess trends in client and market behavior and modify strategies to optimize financial growth.
  • Manage portfolios and update customers on current or future developments.
  • Create financial strategies for customers in line with their desires and resources.
  • Manage client relationships and grow customer base.

Common Career Paths for Financial Analyst, Corporate


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Corporate Financial Analysts may progress into high-paying roles like Finance Director, where median compensation is $102K annually. Typical career progression for a Corporate Financial Analyst involves becoming a Senior Financial Analyst or a Finance Manager, roles that pay $16K more and $24K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Financial Analyst, Corporate


Corporate Financial Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Forecasting, Powerpoint, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Accounting, Data Analysis, and Forecasting. Those who learned Microsoft Excel also tend to know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst, Corporate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Corporate Financial Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Corporate Financial Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Corporate Financial Analysts that is 19 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Corporate Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+19 percent) and New York (+16 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Financial Analyst, Corporate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Financial Analyst, Corporate Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 10%

Forecasting
up arrow 9%

Budget Management
up arrow 7%

Powerpoint
up arrow 7%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 6%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 5%

Budgeting
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$59,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%