The average salary for a Financial Analyst is $58,022 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$43,218 - $78,374
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$43K
$58K
$78K
MEDIAN: $58,022
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$14.76 - $32.62
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,218 - $78,374  
   
Bonus
$499.15 - $10,164  
Profit Sharing
$-0.40 - $7,742  
Commission
$2,909 - $31,172  
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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$42,347 - $82,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11,587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $32.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.36  
Overtime
$20.95 - $46.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$499.15 - $10,164  
   
Commission
$2,909 - $31,172  
Profit Sharing
$-0.40 - $7,742  
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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$42,347 - $82,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 977
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Job Description for Financial Analyst

Corporations and businesses typically have a responsibility to shareholders and owners to use earned income in a way that builds company wealth. A financial analyst carefully studies marketplace trends, demographics and microeconomic factors to help the company make smart investments. The financial analyst may also provide advice to companies on issuing their own bonds, splitting stock and other areas of concern.

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Financial Analyst Tasks

  • Assist with preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly financial analysis schedules of actual vs. budget variances.
  • Prepare detailed annual financial budget and monthly financial forecasts.
  • Provide financial analysis support to various areas of the company.

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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,005

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Financial Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Financial Analyst?

Financial Analyst in Orlando:
"Analyst."
Pros: My coworkers are all on the same page with trying to make sales incentives more simple and more accurate.
Cons: Tedious repetitive tasks should be automated.

Financial Analyst in Carmel:
"Unestablished reporting."
Pros: I like having the ability of taking different approaches in reporting the financial progress of the centers we manage. We are a growing line of business for the company and are working towards establishing a standard of reporting. There are and will many opportunities to stand out.
Cons: The uncertainty of know what I am doing is worthy of someone's time or my time.

Financial Analyst in Nashville:
"Boredom."
Pros: Flexibility to sometimes work from home, flexibility with daily hours. Low supervision from management.
Cons: Sitting at a desk all day. Cubicle prison. Watching the clock.

Financial Analyst in Indianapolis:
"Great environment and flexible. Really Empowers workers."
Pros: Great people to work with. Love the work I am doing.
Cons: Stressful, a large work load and small office space.

Financial Analyst in Seattle:
"Great perks!"
Pros: Breadth - I get to handle a large variety of things that would be unrealistic to try and take on at a larger company.
Cons: Since it's a small company, there is a certain limit in vertical movement.

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Experience Affects Financial Analyst Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Financial Analyst Salaries


Budgeting
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Forecasting
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Budget Management
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Data Modeling
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Performance Analysis
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Financial Analysis
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Financial Reporting
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National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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Accounting
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Research Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1564 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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