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Securities Trader Salary

Earnings for Securities Traders in the United States come in at around $61K per year on average. Total incomes of Securities Traders incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $41K from bonuses and close to $17K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $123K. Most Securities Traders survey respondents are men (75 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Securities Traders. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,775 - $94,868
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,616
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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 (?
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
Salary
$38,775 - $94,868  
   
Bonus
$993 - $41,305  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $16,768  
Commission
$500 - $40,000  
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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$38,757 - $122,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate 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$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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$993 - $41,305  
   
Commission
$500 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $16,768  
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).
)
$38,757 - $122,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Securities Traders generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. On average, Securities Traders make $80K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $82K.

 
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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%
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