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Securities Trader Salary

The average Securities Trader in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K per year. Total incomes of Securities Traders incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $42K from bonuses and close to $17K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $122K. Job satisfaction for Securities Traders is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Securities Traders who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,720 - $94,019
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,334
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50%
90%

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$8.44 - $20.45
(Median)
$8
$19
$20
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
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
$38,720 - $94,019  
   
Bonus
$990 - $41,664  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $16,886  
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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$38,679 - $122,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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
$990 - $41,664  
   
Commission
$500 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $16,886  
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).
)
$38,679 - $122,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Securities Traders. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $77K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $82K on average.

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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

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
11%

Common Health Benefits

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