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Securities Trader Salary

Securities Traders in the United States take home an average $59K per year. Cash earnings for Securities Traders — which occasionally include more than $44K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $130K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Securities Traders. Most Securities Traders survey respondents are men (77 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$38,509 - $100,495
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MEDIAN: $58,976
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$8.50 - $20.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,509 - $100,495  
   
Bonus
$1,017 - $44,275  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $16,214  
Commission
$983 - $24,417  
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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$38,323 - $130,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $20.38  
   
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
$1,017 - $44,275  
   
Commission
$983 - $24,417  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $16,214  
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).
)
$38,323 - $130,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.


Securities Traders generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Securities Traders see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $83K.

Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%