Securities Trader Salary

Total annual pay for Securities Traders is approximately $64K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — around three in four on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Securities Traders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,426 - $130,517
$36K
$61K
$130K
MEDIAN: $60,575
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50%
90%

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$12.51 - $42.41
$13
$24
$42
MEDIAN: $24.14
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,426 - $130,517  
   
Bonus
$2,047 - $30,410  
Profit Sharing
$1,822  
Commission
$48,500  
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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$39,928 - $142,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$33.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,047 - $30,410  
   
Commission
$48,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,822  
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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$39,928 - $142,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Securities Trader


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Securities Traders who move on to become Portfolio Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Portfolio Managers get paid an average of $90K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Securities Trader

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Securities Traders make a median salary of $88K. Securities Traders who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $51K.

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Key Stats for Securities Trader

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Experienced
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Late-Career
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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