Trader, Commodities Salary

Commodities Traders in the United States take home an average $72K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,898 - $123,950

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$44,898 - $123,950  
$2,035 - $55,000  
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$48,761 - $169,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%