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Investment Analyst Salary

Investment Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $59K per year. Total incomes of Investment Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $104K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Investment Analysts (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$41,990 - $89,616
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59K
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90K
MEDIAN: $59,167
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$13.38 - $45.29
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,990 - $89,616  
   
Bonus
$995 - $20,484  
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $14,594  
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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$42,699 - $103,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 911
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $45.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$995 - $20,484  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $14,594  
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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$42,699 - $103,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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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Popular Skills for Investment Analyst


Investment Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Research Analysis, Due Diligence, and Investment Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis. Those proficient in Financial Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Investment Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Research Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Analyst

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


Investment Analysts who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $59K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Investment Analysts make a median salary of $96K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $133K.

Pay Difference by Location


Investment Analysts will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Investment Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Denver (+19 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Indianapolis Investment Analysts earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Milwaukee and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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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




Due Diligence
up arrow 7%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Portfolio Management
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National Average
$63,000

Investment Planning
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%