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Trading Assistant Salary

The average pay for a Trading Assistant is $51,341 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
$36,630 - $88,930
MEDIAN: $51,340

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$36,630 - $88,930  
$674 - $29,590  
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).
$39,238 - $114,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Trading Assistant

  • Reconcile trades; check the accuracy of trades, including commissions, and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Assist head trader in administrative and support functions.
  • Perform pre-trade analysis in order to identify and appraise securities a trader or client might want to buy or sell.
  • May act as a backup trader and perform primary trading responsibilities, as needed.

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Trading Assistant Advice

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Trading Assistant in Springdale:
"Know The Performance And Pay Scale Evaluation Processes."
This is a busy position and you must be prepared to wear many hats and frequently switch them mid-stream. The clients are generally very nice people, but you will find that the clients with the fewest assets typically require the most service. Clients frequently "walk-in" without having made an appointment ahead of time. If you are licensed, as I am, you can typically help them with all of their needs. Keep copious notes in Outlook and it will help others on the team to know what is going on with a particular client.

Experience Affects Trading Assistant Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


46 %
54 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%