Trader, Commodities Salary

For Commodities Traders, annual average wages total $70K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Commodities Traders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,635 - $115,753

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Salary
$43,635 - $115,753  
   
Bonus
$1,982 - $49,958  
Profit Sharing
$4,958 - $16,361  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,653  
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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$47,227 - $145,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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