An average Risk Quantitative Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $87K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Risk Quantitative Analysts survey respondents are men (78 percent). Most Risk Quantitative Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,055 - $142,568
MEDIAN: $87,055

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$59,055 - $142,568  
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$59,583 - $159,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Job Description for Quantitative Analyst, Risk

Quantitative risk analyst are responsible for understanding risk system concepts, software framework, and data requirements within the requirements of their organization and projects. They utilize the knowledge to perform various analyses to support model validations. Their main responsibilities include analyzing large data sets and time series using proprietary enterprise data analytics systems, as well as applying machine learning algorithms and modifying their settings according to project requirements.


Quantitative Analyst, Risk Tasks

  • Research and analyze market statistics to develop, test, validate, execute, and maintain analytical software programs and quantitative models.
  • Query, consolidate, and present data to senior management.
  • Assist in the construction and execution of portfolio management.
  • Perform risk analytics, loan pricing, and default risk modeling,
  • Design tests and experiments to collect data and test new models and programs

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Popular Skills for Quantitative Analyst, Risk

Survey takers who work as Risk Quantitative Analysts usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Risk Management / Risk Control, SAS, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL, Data Analysis, and SAS. Those proficient in SAS are, more often than not, also skilled in Risk Management / Risk Control.

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Experience Affects Quantitative Analyst, Risk Salaries

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Skills That Affect Quantitative Analyst, Risk Salaries

Financial Modeling
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%