Financial Analyst Salary

A Financial Analyst earns an average salary of $55,875 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$40,978 - $76,682
(Median)
$41K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,874
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$14.85 - $32.02
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,978 - $76,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,030  
Profit Sharing
$492.31 - $7,652  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$40,876 - $80,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14,368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $32.02  
   
Overtime
$19.29 - $44.54  
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
$0.00 - $10,030  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$492.31 - $7,652  
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).
)
$40,876 - $80,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,129

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Job Description for Financial Analyst

A financial analyst evaluates possible investments, develops forecasts, and analyzes financial data. Financial analysts work to help determine how stable and profitable various businesses, stocks, and/or bonds are. Financial analysts may give advice directly to the management of the company they work for, to external clients of the business they work for, or both. Frequently, financial analysts will give recommendations to others about whether to buy, sell or hold an investment.

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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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What is it like working as a Financial Analyst?

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"?

Financial Analyst in San Ramon:
Pros: Highly intellectual boss that takes the time to train employees and work from home, financial modeling, increase of technical skills mainly in Excel.
Cons: Corporate culture, rewards not highly based on merit, not technologically advanced, savvy or current, dirty data, slow environment.

Financial Analyst in Nashville:
"Laid Back Work Environment, Excellent Training Program."
Pros: Ability to move up quickly based on merit. Fairly entrepreneurial environment.
Cons: Sometimes the work can be repetitive in nature.

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Experience Affects Financial Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Financial Analyst Salaries





Budgeting
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Budget Management
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Financial Analysis
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Financial Reporting
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Research Analysis
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National Average
$57,000

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2965 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%