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Trader, Commodities Salary

Commodities Traders in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Commodities Traders who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,193 - $116,960
(Median)
$44K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,188
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90%

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,193 - $116,960  
   
Bonus
$1,952 - $49,791  
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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$48,588 - $145,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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 14%

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
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%