The average pay for a Securities Trader is $59,644 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Securities Trader Total Pay (?
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$36,441 - $105,804
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MEDIAN: $59,644
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Securities Trader Total Pay (?
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$8.81 - $38.78
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,441 - $105,804  
   
Bonus
$1,038 - $51,953  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $15,564  
Commission
$1,021 - $58,723  
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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$36,890 - $148,126  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,038 - $51,953  
   
Commission
$1,021 - $58,723  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $15,564  
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).
)
$36,890 - $148,126  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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Job Description for Securities Trader
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Securities Trader
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 25%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 104 votes.
Gender
Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%
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