Securities Trader Salary

For Securities Traders, yearly average wages total $61K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $42K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Securities Traders can bottom out near $39K or peak near $125K depending on individual performance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Securities Traders who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Securities Traders like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,947 - $99,049
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $61,181
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$8.41 - $20.49
(Median)
$8
$19
$20
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,947 - $99,049  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $41,562  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15,506  
Commission
$500 - $40,000  
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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$39,184 - $124,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $20.49  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,002 - $41,562  
   
Commission
$500 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15,506  
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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$39,184 - $124,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Securities Trader

Securities traders are responsible for trading securities on behalf of their company's clients. They are in charge of buying and selling options such as stocks or bonds, gathering order information such as purchasing and selling details, and using their financial knowledge to recommend trading movements and develop effective strategies to increase client satisfaction. They provide advice to people who inquire about their services, as well as analyze market trends and provide relevant information to clients and upper management staff as required.

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Securities Trader Tasks

  • Ensure security transfer paperwork is completed correctly and proper transaction records are kept.
  • Advise clients on how to meet their financial goals.
  • Receive buy and sell orders for securities from clients and carry out the transactions.
  • Follow changes and trends in the securities and financial markets.

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Pay by Experience Level for Securities Trader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. For Securities Traders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%