Securities Trader Salary

Securities Traders in the United States take home approximately $58K per year on average. Most Securities Traders report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Securities Traders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,624 - $91,301

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$8.47 - $42.01

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,624 - $91,301  
   
Bonus
$977 - $41,562  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$38,449 - $112,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $42.01  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$977 - $41,562  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
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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$38,449 - $112,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Securities Traders. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $83K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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