The average salary for an Investment Analyst is $59,354 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Financial Modeling, Investment Management, and Research Analysis. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Investment Analyst Total Pay (?
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$41,255 - $89,701
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MEDIAN: $59,353
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Investment Analyst Total Pay (?
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$12.91 - $47.10
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,255 - $89,701  
   
Bonus
$992 - $20,725  
Profit Sharing
$1,224 - $12,391  
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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$41,791 - $106,258  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 822
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $47.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.64  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $20,725  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,224 - $12,391  
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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$41,791 - $106,258  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 822
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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
  • Make recommendations for investments based on company and industry research.
  • Assist in developing investment strategies for companies or individuals.
  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate the financial performance of companies or industries.
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Pay by Experience Level for Investment Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$63,000
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Experience Affects Investment Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Investment Analyst Salaries

Market Research
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Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%
Portfolio Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$63,000
Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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