Securities Trader Salary

Pay for Securities Traders in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Securities Traders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,647 - $92,980
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $59,507
10%
50%
90%

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$12.62 - $42.01
(Median)
$13
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,647 - $92,980  
   
Bonus
$981 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$38,825 - $112,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $42.01  
   
Overtime
$32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$981 - $49,316  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$38,825 - $112,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Securities Trader


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Securities Traders sometimes assume positions such as Portfolio Managers. That role pays $90K per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Securities Trader

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


For many Securities Traders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $52K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. Securities Traders bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Securities Traders who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $83K.

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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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