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Trader, Equities Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (just under one in three on average) of overall compensation for Equities Traders, and the median take-home for this group lies near $103K. Total cash compensation for Equities Traders runs from $44K to $243K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $68K and profit sharing that can reach almost $44K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Equities Traders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,749 - $157,812
(Median)
$41K
$80K
$160K
MEDIAN: $79,846
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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$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$40,749 - $157,812  
   
Bonus
$1,961 - $67,924  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $44,385  
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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$43,903 - $242,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $92K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $107K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Equities Traders make a median salary of $146K. Equities Traders who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $104K.

Pay Difference by Location


Equities Traders will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Equities Traders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent).

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Experience Affects Trader, Equities Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
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National Average
$103,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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