Trader, Commodities Salary

Median pay for Commodities Traders in the United States is around $70K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Commodities Traders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Commodities Traders greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$43,793 - $116,422
(Median)
$44K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,169
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,793 - $116,422  
   
Bonus
$1,968 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$4,958 - $16,361  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,000  
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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$47,663 - $143,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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

  • 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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Experience Affects Trader, Commodities Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%
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