Trader, Equities Salary

Equities Traders in the United States take home approximately $72K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Equities Traders range from $48K on the low end to $202K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $99K and $66K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Equities Traders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Equities Traders are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,190 - $145,162
$46K
$72K
$150K
MEDIAN: $72,243
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National Salary 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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$46,190 - $145,162  
   
Bonus
$2,384 - $98,633  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $66,200  
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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$47,842 - $201,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Job Description for Trader, Equities

Equity traders are in charge of executing purchases and selling activities of equities on behalf of their company or clients. They are responsible for providing accurate advice on trading matters and explaining terms and procedures to customers. They conduct complex transactions using established guidelines and must possess strong communication skills to interact with other traders, clients, and company representatives. These traders analyze huge amounts of financial information, market research trends, and company statements to drive their recommendations and decisions.

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Trader, Equities Tasks

  • Conduct client transactions, such as buying and selling stock, properties, and other equity products.
  • Perform transaction analysis to ensure integrity of data and compliance with all government regulations.
  • Develop trading strategies and assess market trends to provide clients with accurate data.
  • Evaluate market trends, trader performance, and trading strategies for financial risk.

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Pay by Experience Level for Trader, Equities

Pay by Experience for a Trader, Equities has a positive trend. An entry-level Trader, Equities with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Trader, Equities with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Trader, Equities which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 23 salaries. A Trader, Equities with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,252

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

For Equities Traders, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Equities Traders will also find cushy salaries in New York (+89 percent) and Boston (+43 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas.

Key Stats for Trader, Equities

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Trader, Equities Salaries

▲34%

Experienced
▲25%

National Average
$82,000

Late-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 11%
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