Quantitative Analysts in the United States earn an average of $83K per year, and top pay can be found in New York, where the average is $110K. Quantitative Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Charlotte (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$55,337 - $121,239
$55K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,407
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$19.73 - $54.63
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MEDIAN: $23.50
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,337 - $121,239  
   
Bonus
$2,899 - $35,843  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,000  
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$54,457 - $143,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $54.63  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,899 - $35,843  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,000  
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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$54,457 - $143,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Quantitative Analyst

Quantitative analysts are tasked with devising strategies for maximum efficiency when it comes to trading stock. They work closely with other mathematical professionals to continuously improve trading protocols and strategies, and must combine all the skills they've learned in school, including mathematics, finance, and computer skills, to maximize the profits of their business.

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Quantitative Analyst 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


Quantitative Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with C++, Risk Management / Risk Control, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, VBA, and Data Analysis. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,564

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Key Stats for Quantitative Analyst

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Quantitative Analyst Salaries



National Average
$89,000


Skills That Affect Quantitative Analyst Salaries

C++
up arrow 24%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 19%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 15%

up arrow 14%


Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%

Python
up arrow 9%

R
up arrow 2%

Data Modeling
0%

Statistical Analysis
0%

National Average
$89,000

SQL
up arrow 1%


SAS
up arrow 5%

VBA
up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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