Financial Reporting Analyst Salary

Financial Reporting Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $59K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Financial Reporting Analysts runs from $42K to $84K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Financial Reporting Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Financial Reporting Analysts (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,027 - $80,256
(Median)
$42K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,379
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$15.31 - $39.73
(Median)
$15
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$42,027 - $80,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,183  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $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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$41,874 - $83,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.31 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$24.62 - $46.89  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $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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$41,874 - $83,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Financial Reporting Analysts often transition into Senior Financial Analyst positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Financial Analysts earn $75K per year.

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Popular Skills for Financial Reporting Analyst


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Reporting, Accounting, Microsoft Access, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL. The majority of those 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. On average, Financial Reporting Analysts make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Financial Reporting Analysts report making only $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Financial Reporting Analysts, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Financial Reporting Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Denver (+10 percent), Miami (+8 percent), and Charlotte (+7 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Los Angeles and 2 percent less in Boston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Financial Analysis
0%

Microsoft Access
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%
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