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Financial Analyst, Corporate Salary

Earnings for Corporate Financial Analysts in the United States come in at around $58K per year on average. Cash earnings for Corporate Financial Analysts — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $43K to $85K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Corporate Financial Analysts (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,792 - $78,844
(Median)
$43K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $57,516
10%
50%
90%

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$11.11 - $34.64
(Median)
$11
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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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
$42,792 - $78,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $7,552  
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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$42,915 - $84,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 875
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $34.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.44  
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 - $10,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $7,552  
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).
)
$42,915 - $84,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 who go on to become Finance Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Finance Directors is $102K annually. Career advancement for the typical Corporate Financial Analyst often leads to becoming a Senior Financial Analyst or a Finance Manager; median salaries in these positions are $15K higher and $24K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Financial Analyst, Corporate


Corporate Financial Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Forecasting, Powerpoint, and SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Data Analysis. It is often found that people who know Financial Analysis are also skilled in Accounting, Forecasting, and 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Financial Analysts make a median salary of $73K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Corporate Financial Analyst generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $81K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Corporate Financial Analysts in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Corporate Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent) and New York (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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 11%

Forecasting
up arrow 8%

Powerpoint
up arrow 7%

Budget Management
up arrow 6%

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

Financial Modeling
up arrow 4%

Budgeting
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

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