A Trader, Derivatives earns an average salary of $77,086 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,080 - $131,651
MEDIAN: $77,086

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$36,080 - $131,651  
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$37,752 - $153,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Trader, Derivatives

Traders of derivatives are specialized stock traders; however, rather than working with actual stocks, derivatives traders work with items that derive their value from the investment form on which they are based. These can include stock derivatives, like futures contracts, debt and interest rate-based derivatives, physical commodities like energy contracts and farm-produced products, and derivatives based on the movement of foreign exchange rates and how those rates affect other investment products.


Trader, Derivatives Tasks

  • Increase the value of the portfolio with timely decisions and informed choices.
  • Communicate forecasts and opinions to work with clients and peers.
  • Identify, track, and monitor risk factors for a trading portfolio.

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Experience Affects Trader, Derivatives Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%