Trader, Commodities Salary

Commodities Traders in the United States take home an average $72K per year. Cash earnings for Commodities Traders — including $52K in bonuses and $17K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $49K to $164K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Most Commodities Traders survey respondents are men (79 percent). Job satisfaction for Commodities Traders is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,244 - $120,008
MEDIAN: $72,201

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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.
$46,244 - $120,008  
$2,432 - $51,774  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $17,415  
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).
$49,128 - $164,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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.


Trader, Commodities Tasks

  • 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.
  • Derive optimal transaction prices for clients and execute accordingly.
  • Create, maintain, and expand relationships with suppliers and clients.

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


21 %
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%