Securities Trader Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (a little under three-quarters on average) of overall compensation for Securities Traders, and the median take-home for this group lies near $65K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Securities Traders who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,766 - $133,034
$37K
$62K
$130K
MEDIAN: $62,389
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50%
90%

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$12.51 - $42.41
$13
$24
$42
MEDIAN: $24.14
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,766 - $133,034  
   
Bonus
$2,017 - $32,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,822  
Commission
$48,500  
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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$40,461 - $145,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$33.57  
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
$2,017 - $32,000  
   
Commission
$48,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,822  
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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$40,461 - $145,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

  • Receive buy and sell orders for securities from clients and carry out the transactions.
  • Follow changes and trends in the securities and financial markets.
  • Ensure security transfer paperwork is completed correctly and proper transaction records are kept.
  • Advise clients on how to meet their financial goals.

Common Career Paths for Securities Trader


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Though not the most common occurrence, Securities Traders sometimes become Portfolio Managers, where the average income is $90K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Securities Trader

Pay by Experience for a Securities Trader has a negative trend. An entry-level Securities Trader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Securities Trader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Securities Trader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 18 salaries. A Securities Trader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Securities Trader

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲20%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Late-Career
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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