Trader, Equities Salary

Equities Traders in the United States take home approximately $72K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Equities Traders ranges from $48K on the lower end to $216K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $101K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The vast majority of Equities Traders (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Equities Traders is high.

$46,154 - $138,220
$46K
$72K
$140K
MEDIAN: $71,935
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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$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$46,154 - $138,220  
   
Bonus
$2,416 - $100,671  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $96,958  
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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$48,297 - $216,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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

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


Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $69K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $111K. Equities Traders claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $103K. Equities Traders who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,964

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 (+87 percent) and Boston (+42 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent.

Key Stats for Trader, Equities

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Trader, Equities Salaries

▲33%

Experienced
▲24%

National Average
$83,000

Late-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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