Financial Reporting Analyst Salary (United States)

51 percent of Financial Reporting Analysts report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $58,864 per year on average. Pay generally spreads from $40,309 to $83,484 per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A solid majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men make up a slight majority of Financial Reporting Analysts (52 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to 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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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 transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Senior Financial Analyst to earn an extra $15,176 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Popular Skills for Financial Reporting Analyst

Survey results imply that Financial Reporting Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. 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 pay less than market rate include SQL. Those proficient in Financial Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.
Though Financial Reporting Analysts can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Though starting salaries approximate $55K, they climb to $65K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $68K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Financial Reporting Analysts who have made it this far report earning around $70K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Financial Reporting Analysts, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Houston, Denver, Newark, and Dallas, where Financial Reporting Analysts typically earn around 15 percent, 13 percent, 6 percent, and 3 percent more than usual. Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

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$59,000

Skills That Affect Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

Accounting
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$59,000
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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%
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