Trader, Equities Salary

Equities Traders in the United States can expect wages of $78K per year on average. In the world of Equities Traders, overall income ranges from $45K near the bottom to $240K at the top; this can include more than $70K from bonuses and more than $44K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Equities Traders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Though the majority of Equities Traders do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,357 - $155,425

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National Salary Data (?
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$41,357 - $155,425  
$1,949 - $69,531  
Profit Sharing
$10.21 - $44,042  
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).
$44,743 - $239,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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.


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.

Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $91K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $105K. Equities Traders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $146K. Equities Traders who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Equities Traders in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Equities Traders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+22 percent).

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Experience Affects Trader, Equities Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


23 %
77 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%