Trader, Equities Salary

For Equities Traders, annual average wages total $79K per year. Overall cash earnings for Equities Traders stretch from $48K on the lower end to $246K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $97K from bonuses and $46K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Equities Traders survey respondents are men (78 percent).

$44,166 - $152,714
(Median)
$44K
$79K
$150K
MEDIAN: $79,281
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$44,166 - $152,714  
   
Bonus
$2,049 - $97,290  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $45,615  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$47,721 - $246,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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Job Description for Trader, Equities

Equity traders are in charge of executing purchases and selling activities of equities on behalf of their company or clients. They are responsible for providing accurate advice on trading matters and explaining terms and procedures to customers. They conduct complex transactions using established guidelines and must possess strong communication skills to interact with other traders, clients, and company representatives. These traders analyze huge amounts of financial information, market research trends, and company statements to drive their recommendations and decisions.

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Trader, Equities Tasks

  • Develop trading strategies and assess market trends to provide clients with accurate data.
  • Evaluate market trends, trader performance, and trading strategies for financial risk.
  • Conduct client transactions, such as buying and selling stock, properties, and other equity products.
  • Perform transaction analysis to ensure integrity of data and compliance with all government regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Trader, Equities

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $95K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $107K. Equities Traders see a median salary of $135K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,395

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Equities Traders, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Equities Traders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent) and Dallas (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Trader, Equities Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$101,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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