Financial Analyst Salary

The average salary for a Financial Analyst is $58,343 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.

$43,974 - $78,930
$44K
$59K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,648
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$14.86 - $32.97
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MEDIAN: $21.88
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$0$82K
Salary $43,974 - $78,930
Bonus $502 - $10,232
Profit Sharing $99.33 - $7,270
Commission $3,091 - $72,719
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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$42,910 - $82,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11,853
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.86 - $32.97
Hourly Tips $0.21
Overtime $21.51 - $48.73
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $502 - $10,232
Commission $3,091 - $72,719
Profit Sharing $99.33 - $7,270
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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$42,910 - $82,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,078

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Financial Analyst

Popular Skills for Financial Analyst

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Financial Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Financial Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 9,784 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Financial Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 2,558 salaries. An experienced Financial Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 1,213 salaries. A Financial Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 337 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,585

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

Financial Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Financial Analyst?

Financial Analyst in Chicago:
"A great gig."
Pros: I get paid more than the accountants and I get to leave earlier.
Cons: I could be doing more engaging work.

Financial Analyst in El Segundo:
Pros: The team was supportive and felt like a family. Great benefits and always reward employees for their hard work.
Cons: The inefficiencies with the systems which add on unnecessary work.

Financial Analyst in Cedar Rapids:
"Fast paced and under paid."
Pros: It is close to home, fast paced environment, my job matters.
Cons: The pay, sitting at a desk all day, I don't feel I have any management positions to grow into.

Financial Analyst in Chicago:
"Financial Analyst."
Pros: I enjoy working in excel and performing financial analysis.
Cons: Lack of creativity in an accounting role.

Financial Analyst in Knoxville:
"Financial Analyst at a Government Contractor DOE site."
Pros: Enjoy working with all level of management.
Cons: Very little pay compared to others in my job and some know less than me.

Financial Analyst in Washington:
"Looking for a job in Financial Analyst."
Pros: Wh I like most about this.
Cons: What I like about my job is the fact that I can analyze all financial documents.

Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh:
"Financial Development."
Pros: Learning about financial modeling of healthcare systems and developing business plans for projects to improve healthcare within healthcare system.
Cons: Barriers to project implementation because of senior leadership and high level planning failure.

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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 1906 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Financial Analyst Salaries

▲23%

▲17%

▲12%

National Average
$60,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Financial Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1906 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%
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