Quantitative Analysts in the United States earn an average of $84K per year; salaries are particularly strong in San Francisco, where workers earn around $112K. Quantitative Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Charlotte (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,230 - $122,544
(Median)
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$84K
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MEDIAN: $83,853
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,230 - $122,544  
   
Bonus
$2,990 - $38,377  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,114  
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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$55,144 - $147,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,990 - $38,377  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,114  
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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$55,144 - $147,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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

  • 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


Quantitative Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Lucky workers who know C++ Programming Language can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. C++ and Risk Management / Risk Control are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 17 percent and 23 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Statistical Analysis, and SAS. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,259

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Experience Affects Quantitative Analyst Salaries



National Average
$89,000


Skills That Affect Quantitative Analyst Salaries

C++
up arrow 23%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 23%

Python
up arrow 17%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 17%

up arrow 16%


Data Modeling
up arrow 2%

R
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
0%

National Average
$89,000

SQL
up arrow 4%

VBA
up arrow 4%



SAS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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