Foreign-Exchange Trader Salary

The average Foreign-Exchange Trader in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $85K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Foreign-Exchange Traders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,305 - $147,395
$39K
$85K
$150K
MEDIAN: $85,360
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$0$177K
Salary $39,305 - $147,395
Bonus $1,510 - $99,329
Profit Sharing $2,500
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$41,022 - $177,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

Pay by Experience for a Foreign-Exchange Trader has a positive trend. An entry-level Foreign-Exchange Trader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Foreign-Exchange Trader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Foreign-Exchange Trader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 6 salaries. A Foreign-Exchange Trader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Foreign-Exchange Trader

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Foreign-Exchange Trader Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 15%
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