Foreign-Exchange Trader Salary

An average Foreign-Exchange Trader in the United States can expect to take home roughly $77K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are far more male Foreign-Exchange Traders survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,547 - $128,802
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$77K
$130K
MEDIAN: $76,753
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$40,547 - $128,802  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $62,848  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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$40,746 - $149,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Foreign-Exchange Trader

Foreign-exchange traders are responsible for conducting financial trading in foreign currencies across the globe on behalf of their company. These professionals use their expertise to buy and sell certain currencies and stock options at specific time intervals.

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Foreign-Exchange Trader Tasks

  • Analyze currency markets and reports.
  • Manage accounts, and meticulously track losses and profits.
  • Buy, sell and exchange foreign currencies to exploit fluctuations in markets and increase profitability.

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Pay by Experience Level for Foreign-Exchange Trader

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Foreign-Exchange Traders. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $86K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Foreign-Exchange Traders make a median salary of $100K. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $140K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

Key Stats for Foreign-Exchange Trader

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Foreign-Exchange Trader Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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