Financial Reporting Analyst Salary (United States)

More than half of Financial Reporting Analysts are relatively green, reporting fewer than five years in the field, and median pay in the workforce is around $58,864 per year. Pay ranges from $40,309 on the low end to $83,484 per year on the higher side. Total cash compensation runs from $40,319 to $78,847, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9,802 and profit sharing that reaches $9,352. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 52 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Financial Reporting Analysts. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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MEDIAN: $57,506
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Financial Reporting Analyst Salary (?
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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 (?
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$40,309 - $83,484  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 655
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$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 make advancements in their career path, salaries often climb aggressively. Typically, those in less important roles will make $15,176 less annually than those in higher-end positions, such as Senior Financial Analyst.

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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 pay less than market rate include SQL. Most people skilled in Financial Analysis are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Reporting Analyst

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Financial Reporting Analysts with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $55K to $65K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $68K. Salaries grow more slowly as Financial Reporting Analysts approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $70K. 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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. 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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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Financial Reporting Analysts, 27 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Houston, Denver, Newark, and Dallas, top-paying cities where Financial Reporting Analysts see paychecks higher than average (+15 percent, +13 percent, +6 percent, and +3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles.

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Experience Affects Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Financial Reporting Analyst Salaries

Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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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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