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Trader, Commodities Salary

Pay for Commodities Traders in the United States sits in the ballpark of $69K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Commodities Traders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Commodities Traders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$43,108 - $119,251
(Median)
43K
53K
69K
90K
120K
MEDIAN: $69,052
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National Salary Data

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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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$43,108 - $119,251  
   
Bonus
$1,987 - $50,335  
Profit Sharing
$4,958 - $16,361  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$46,885 - $152,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
United States (change)

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

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%