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Financial Reporting Analyst Salary

An average Financial Reporting Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Financial Reporting Analysts can bottom out near $41K or peak near $84K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Financial Reporting Analysts (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,094 - $79,641
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,777
10%
50%
90%

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$15.08 - $38.01
(Median)
$15
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,094 - $79,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,703  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $8,278  
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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$41,267 - $83,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $38.01  
   
Overtime
$24.95 - $47.20  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,703  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $8,278  
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).
)
$41,267 - $83,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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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Advancing into a Senior Financial Analyst role seems to be a popular career move for Financial Reporting Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Financial Reporting Analyst


Financial Reporting Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Access, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL and Data Analysis. Most people who know 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $65K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Financial Reporting Analysts, New York offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Financial Reporting Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent), Denver (+11 percent), Charlotte (+7 percent), and Newark (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Boston (9 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%