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Quantitative Analyst, Risk Salary

Median pay for Risk Quantitative Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $79K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Risk Quantitative Analysts. Male Risk Quantitative Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$56,091 - $116,745
MEDIAN: $78,567

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$56,091 - $116,745  
$2,959 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $2,301  
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).
$58,480 - $128,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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 Quantitative Analyst, Risk

Risk Quantitative Analysts who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with SAS, SQL, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 18 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those educated in Risk Management / Risk Control tend to be well versed in SAS.

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Experience Affects Quantitative Analyst, Risk Salaries

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Skills That Affect Quantitative Analyst, Risk Salaries

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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


23 %
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%