For Senior Portfolio Analysts, yearly average wages total $81K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Senior Portfolio Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men make up a slight majority of Senior Portfolio Analysts (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Portfolio Analysts (50 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,494 - $104,145
MEDIAN: $81,400

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$46,494 - $113,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Senior Portfolio Analyst

Senior portfolio analysts are responsible for analyzing portfolios and other investment options on behalf of their company or clients. They are in charge of providing sound financial and investment advice to meet both client and company portfolio expectations, and must be organized and pay close attention to detail when analyzing such information.


Senior Portfolio Analyst Tasks

  • Lead team performing statistical and financial analysis on credit risk issues impacting the portfolio.
  • Innovate analytic approaches, techniques, and loss mitigation strategies for analyst team and senior management.
  • Analyze data sets and portfolio for valuation studies and to develop strategies to reduce credit losses.
  • Identify portfolio risk of default cycles in collections, loss mitigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure and REO.

Common Career Paths for Senior Portfolio Analyst

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Senior Portfolio Analysts who go on to become Portfolio Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Portfolio Manager, an upper-level role, pays $90K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Portfolio Analyst

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

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $82K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $95K. For Senior Portfolio Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $87K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $92K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Senior Portfolio Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Portfolio Analyst Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 2%