Quantitative Analyst, Risk Salary

For Risk Quantitative Analysts, yearly average wages total $80K annually. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Risk Quantitative Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Risk Quantitative Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$56,066 - $121,423
MEDIAN: $80,287

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$59,557 - $133,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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

  • Perform risk analytics, loan pricing, and default risk modeling,
  • Design tests and experiments to collect data and test new models and programs
  • Assist in the construction and execution of portfolio management.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for

Typical Risk Quantitative Analysts report a focused set of job skills. SAS and Risk Management / Risk Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those educated in Risk Management / Risk Control tend to be well versed in SAS.

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%