Financial Analyst, Corporate Salary

An average Corporate Financial Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Corporate Financial Analysts can bottom out near $44K or peak near $86K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Male Corporate Financial Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,199 - $81,695
(Median)
$44K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,015
10%
50%
90%

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$10.85 - $34.14
(Median)
$11
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,199 - $81,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,846  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $6,828  
Commission
$2,080  
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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$44,302 - $86,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 645
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $34.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.54  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,846  
   
Commission
$2,080  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $6,828  
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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$44,302 - $86,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.

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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 $104K 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, Powerpoint, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, and Forecasting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounting. It is often found that people who know Financial Analysis are also skilled in Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Accounting. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $57K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,480

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Corporate Financial Analysts that is 18 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Corporate Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Workers in Dallas and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Financial Analyst, Corporate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Financial Analyst, Corporate Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 11%

Powerpoint
up arrow 7%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 5%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Budgeting
up arrow 3%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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