Financial Analyst, Corporate Salary

The average Corporate Financial Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $57K annually. 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 $84K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men account for the majority of Corporate Financial Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Most Corporate Financial Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$42,845 - $78,962
(Median)
$43K
$57K
$79K
MEDIAN: $57,428
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$11.04 - $34.13
(Median)
$11
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,845 - $78,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,966  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $7,692  
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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$42,940 - $84,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 813
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $34.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $7,692  
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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$42,940 - $84,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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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As Corporate Financial Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Finance Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Finance Directors earn $102K on average per year. A common career progression for a Corporate Financial Analyst is to become a Senior Financial Analyst or a Finance Manager. Compared to Corporate Financial Analysts, the first group earns $16K more on average, and the second group earns $24K more.

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Popular Skills for Financial Analyst, Corporate


Corporate Financial Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Forecasting, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, and Powerpoint are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. It is often found that people who know Financial Analysis are also skilled in Forecasting, Accounting, and Data Analysis. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst, Corporate

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


Corporate Financial Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. On average, Corporate Financial Analysts make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Corporate Financial Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Corporate Financial Analysts that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Corporate Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent) and New York (+14 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 36%



National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Financial Analyst, Corporate Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 13%

Forecasting
up arrow 8%

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

Powerpoint
up arrow 7%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 4%

Budgeting
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%
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