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Financial Reporting Analyst Salary (United States)

Approximately half of Financial Reporting Analysts are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $58K per year. Incomes of Financial Reporting Analysts vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $40K on the low end and $83K on the high end. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Male Financial Reporting Analysts are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most Financial Reporting Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Financial Reporting Analyst Salary (?
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$40,319 - $78,847
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MEDIAN: $57,506
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Financial Reporting Analyst Salary (?
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$14.68 - $37.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,319 - $78,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,802  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $9,352  
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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$40,309 - $83,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $37.50  
   
Overtime
$23.17 - $45.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,802  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $9,352  
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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$40,309 - $83,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Job Description for Financial Reporting Analyst

Financial reporting analysts' main responsibilities include preparing various financial reports and statements on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on the company's needs. They also review expenses and budgets, ensuring that the data is correct, and prepare filings made to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as income and balance statements. Financial reporting analysts prepare audits, and depending on the company, they may also required to complete more specific reports depending on what they must submit to stockholders, partners, government agencies, and other relevant individuals and organizations.
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Financial Reporting Analyst Tasks
  • Review filings, press releases, and presentations containing financial data.
  • Assist in financial modeling and forecasting.
  • Construct and update periodic reports, statements, and financial analyses.
  • Coordinate with and provide information to auditors and compliance bodies.

Common Career Paths for Financial Reporting Analyst

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As Financial Reporting Analysts make advancements in their career path to roles like Senior Financial Analyst, salaries often climb aggressively. Typically, Senior Financial Analysts will make $74K annually.

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Popular Skills for Financial Reporting Analyst

Financial Reporting Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, Microsoft Access, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Microsoft Excel and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Reporting Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Financial Reporting Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Financial Reporting Analysts see a median salary of $68K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $70K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a fair portion of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one in seven of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$59,000
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For Financial Reporting Analysts, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Financial Reporting Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Newark (+6 percent), and Dallas (+3 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Experience Affects Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

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National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

Accounting
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Microsoft Access
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Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$59,000
Data Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%