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Financial Analyst, Corporate Salary

Corporate Financial Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Corporate Financial Analysts spread between $42K and $82K 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 high and work is enjoyable for most Corporate Financial Analysts. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Corporate Financial Analysts (63 percent) survey respondents are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$42,157 - $77,026
(Median)
$42K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,302
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$11.48 - $34.89
(Median)
$11
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,157 - $77,026  
   
Bonus
$153.19 - $9,997  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $7,285  
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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$42,429 - $82,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $34.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.70  
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
$153.19 - $9,997  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $7,285  
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).
)
$42,429 - $82,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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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At the upper end, Corporate Financial Analysts who move into a Finance Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Finance Directors is $102K per year. Corporate Financial Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Financial Analysts or Finance Managers, and those positions pay $16K more and $25K more, respectively.

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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 Powerpoint, Forecasting, Data Modeling, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Accounting, Data Analysis, and Forecasting.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst, Corporate

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


Corporate Financial Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. Corporate Financial Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Corporate Financial Analysts with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Corporate Financial Analysts, 22 percent higher than the national average. Corporate Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent) and San Francisco (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 8 percent below the national average. Employers in Orlando and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Financial Analyst, Corporate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Financial Analyst, Corporate Salaries

Powerpoint
up arrow 15%

Forecasting
up arrow 10%

Data Modeling
up arrow 10%

Budget Management
up arrow 9%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 8%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 8%

Budgeting
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 353 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%