Financial Analyst Salary

The average salary for a Financial Analyst is $58,233 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.

$43,354 - $78,717
$43K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,233
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$14.76 - $32.97
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MEDIAN: $21.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,354 - $78,717  
   
Bonus
$497.33 - $10,215  
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $7,753  
Commission
$4,000 - $57,500  
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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$42,431 - $82,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11,781
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $32.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.36  
Overtime
$20.70 - $48.00  
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
$497.33 - $10,215  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $57,500  
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $7,753  
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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$42,431 - $82,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 995

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,208

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Financial Analyst Reviews

Q: 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.

Financial Analyst in Rockford:
"Love what I do."
Pros: I am able to demonstrate my knowledge and put my skills to use. I am a decision maker and am able to voice concerns, recommend changes, etc.
Cons: There long hours involved and occasional weekends.

Financial Analyst in Valencia:
"Work More. For Less. Much Less. The Company Calls It "Fun""
Pros: Doing what I'm very good at doing (data analysis: financial modeling development), working with very good people (who are also VERY underpaid for what they do for the company)
Cons: Severely underpaid, but get to do what I love to do (for the first time in my life). Is that a "fair trade-off"?

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Key Stats for Financial Analyst

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1607 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Financial Analyst Salaries

▲23%

▲18%

▲13%

National Average
$59,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Financial Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1607 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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