Investment Analyst Salary

For Investment Analysts, annual average wages total $62K per year. Total cash earnings of Investment Analysts range from $44K on the low end to $102K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $22K and $13K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the specific company. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men account for the majority of Investment Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,381 - $88,150
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MEDIAN: $61,768
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$12.77 - $44.04
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MEDIAN: $24.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,381 - $88,150  
   
Bonus
$993 - $21,867  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $13,409  
Commission
$5,750  
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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$44,218 - $101,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 738
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $44.04  
   
Overtime
$32.30 - $47.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$993 - $21,867  
   
Commission
$5,750  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $13,409  
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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$44,218 - $101,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Investment Analyst

An investment analyst works within a group that reviews and potentially approves investment products. Their responsibilities may also cover making recommendations to advisors on portfolio management, asset allocation, and the full range of investment products that advisors might use in their daily work. Other responsibilities of an investment analyst include conducting research on funds and writing commentary or analysis, supporting advisors, delivering presentations on investment topics, and supporting asset management programs.

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Investment Analyst Tasks

  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate the financial performance of companies or industries.
  • Assist in developing investment strategies for companies or individuals.
  • Make recommendations for investments based on company and industry research.

Common Career Paths for Investment Analyst


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It's not very common for Investment Analysts to move on to become Investment Managers. Average pay for an Investment Manager is $95K annually. Investment Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Portfolio Managers or Senior Investment Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $24K higher and $25K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Investment Analyst


Employees at Prudential Financial Inc. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $74K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $61K and higher ones not far away at only $98K.

Popular Skills for Investment Analyst


Investment Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Investment Planning, Financial Modeling, and Performance Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Trade Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Client Interaction and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Investment Management also know Research Analysis and Portfolio Management. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Microsoft Excel and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Analyst

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


Investment Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $62K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $80K on average. Investment Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $84K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $108K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,569

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

With a pay rate for Investment Analysts that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Investment Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Denver (+16 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). Investment Analysts in St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis — all located in the Midwest — not only make less than the national average for those in this profession but represent the lowest-paid cities in the country for Investment Analysts. Milwaukee and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

Investment Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Investment Analyst?

Investment Analyst in Malvern:
"Big impact role."
Pros: The role strongly impacts the growth of the business and there is opportunity to develop important financial skills with one's own initiative.
Cons: Vanguard's low cost culture means pay and investment in technology is a little less than competitors. I also get the sense that many jobs have been simplified so much that anyone can step into the role without a lot of past experience.

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Key Stats for Investment Analyst

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Investment Analyst Salaries

▲62%

▲25%

▲20%

National Average
$67,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Investment Analyst Salaries

Investment Planning
▲39%


Performance Analysis
▲9%



Bloomberg
▲5%



Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$67,000



Bloomberg Terminal
▼5%


Client Interaction
▼10%

Trade Compliance
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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