Securities Trader Salary

An average Securities Trader in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Job satisfaction for Securities Traders is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Securities Traders survey respondents are men (77 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,664 - $93,190
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$93K
MEDIAN: $58,809
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90%

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$8.44 - $20.45
(Median)
$8
$19
$20
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,664 - $93,190  
   
Bonus
$983 - $41,116  
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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$38,596 - $113,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.44 - $20.45  
   
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
$983 - $41,116  
   
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).
)
$38,596 - $113,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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

  • 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $72K. Securities Traders bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $83K on average.

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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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