Trader, Fixed Income Salary
A Trader, Fixed Income earns an average salary of $86,859 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||$50,168 - $151,451|
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|Total Pay (||$55,374 - $220,470|
Job Description for Trader, Fixed Income
Fixed-income traders are investment/finance experts who focus on the purchase and sale of financial instruments in the realm of fixed income. They typically make purchases and sales for clients, including both individuals and institutions, and must stay up-to-date with all changes and trends in the market to make the best decisions to return more income to clients.Read More...
These traders work with financial instruments including bonds, loans, and derivatives, as well as institutional and credit-based products. Their goal is to produce the highest returns on their clients' money using investments which offer fixed, or guaranteed, rates of return. They may work with investors to understand their needs and goals and determine the best fixed-rate resources to meet those needs and expectations, which requires them to constantly stay on top of the market and aware of changes and new opportunities.
Fixed-income traders must have thorough knowledge of investment tools, the ability to analyze options, and a complete understanding of the investment market and its behavior. They work primarily in the offices of investment firms, even after investment markets have closed for the day, and strong communication skills are also important to work well with clients and understand their needs, especially in meetings which may take place in the office, at the client's location, over the phone, or elsewhere.
A bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting, or a related field is generally required for this position, and further study related to the products and markets with which they work is also necessary. As such, ongoing education may be required to stay up-to-date with changes in laws and regulations, and some employers may also require a master's degree.
Trader, Fixed Income Tasks
- Buy and sell (trade) securities on behalf of clients on fixed incomes.
- Understand various securities instruments including derivatives, hedge funds and shorting.
- Stay current with security industry rules and regulations, policies and procedures regarding the securities industry.
- Monitor market news and conditions to support advisors and their clients.
- Seek business opportunities with potential fixed income clients.
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Pay by Experience Level for Trader, Fixed Income
Pay by Experience for a Trader, Fixed Income has a positive trend. An entry-level Trader, Fixed Income with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Trader, Fixed Income with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Trader, Fixed Income which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $174,000 based on 13 salaries. A Trader, Fixed Income with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 9 salaries.
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