Financial Reporting Analysts in the United States take home an average $59K per year. Cash earnings for Financial Reporting Analysts — including $9K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $84K depending on individual performance. Geography 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. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Most Financial Reporting Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,678 - $80,377
(Median)
$42K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,660
10%
50%
90%

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$16.22 - $40.93
(Median)
$16
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,678 - $80,377  
   
Bonus
$764 - $9,293  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,020  
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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$41,383 - $83,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $40.93  
   
Overtime
$24.38 - $47.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$764 - $9,293  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,020  
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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$41,383 - $83,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 $76K per year.

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Popular Skills for Financial Reporting Analyst


Survey results suggest that Financial Reporting Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SQL, Microsoft Access, Financial Analysis, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. General Ledger Accounting, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Financial Reporting also know Financial Analysis and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Reporting Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $57K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Financial Reporting Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,277

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

With a pay rate for Financial Reporting Analysts that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Financial Reporting Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Louisville (+17 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Fargo Financial Reporting Analysts earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Los Angeles (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

SQL
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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