Trader, Commodities Salary

For Commodities Traders, yearly average wages total $78K annually. Earnings generally vary between $50K and $185K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Commodities Traders greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$48,634 - $147,077
$49K
$78K
$150K
MEDIAN: $78,220
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50%
90%

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$48,634 - $147,077  
   
Bonus
$2,076 - $68,510  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$49,631 - $185,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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Job Description for Trader, Commodities

Commodities traders facilitate transactions related to commodities such as securities, stocks and bonds, currency, agricultural output, and others. These traders work with clients to evaluate the market, analyze its movements and tendencies, and use this information to develop sound financial advice for clients. Once this information has been shared with clients and these clients decide to make a transaction, the commodity trader does the necessary buying and/or selling.

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Trader, Commodities Tasks

  • Derive optimal transaction prices for clients and execute accordingly.
  • Create, maintain, and expand relationships with suppliers and clients.
  • Research and monitor target companies and investment channels while applying the appropriate strategies for futures, commodities, and trading.
  • Evaluate market movements and communicate their importance with clients and coworkers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Trader, Commodities

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $73K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $119K. Commodities Traders bring in $137K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $150K.

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Key Stats for Trader, Commodities

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Trader, Commodities Salaries

Late-Career
▲68%

Experienced
▲52%

Mid-Career
▲32%

National Average
$90,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Trader, Commodities Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲11%

National Average
$90,000

Market Research
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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