Trader, Commodities Salary

Earnings for Commodities Traders in the United States come in at around $79K per year on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $49K and $186K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Commodities Traders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$48,680 - $149,596
$49K
$79K
$150K
MEDIAN: $78,886
10%
50%
90%

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$0$186K
Salary $48,680 - $149,596
Bonus $2,046 - $52,170
Profit Sharing $6,000
Commission $0.00
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$49,363 - $186,063
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

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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

Pay by Experience for a Trader, Commodities has a positive trend. An entry-level Trader, Commodities with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Trader, Commodities with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Trader, Commodities which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 21 salaries. A Trader, Commodities with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,327

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Commodities Traders, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Commodities Traders will also find cushy salaries in New York (+64 percent) and Chicago (+13 percent). In Miami, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Trader, Commodities

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Trader, Commodities Salaries

Late-Career
▲65%

Experienced
▲55%

Mid-Career
▲26%

National Average
$91,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Trader, Commodities Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲8%

National Average
$91,000

Market Research
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%
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