Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salary

The average Chartered Financial Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $84K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Chartered Financial Analysts is high.

$49,159 - $220,211
$49K
$87K
$220K
MEDIAN: $87,429
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$0$230K
Salary $49,159 - $220,211
Bonus $98.63 - $76,025
Profit Sharing $6,000
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$48,867 - $230,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Basic duties performed by chartered financial analysts (CFAs) include monitoring and helping improve financial performance for clients. Monitoring consists of tracking status, using financial models and forecasting, analyzing plans, and reconciling transactions. To improve performance, all data must be carefully analyzed and then used to present solutions such as automation, removing redundancy, improving coordination, and handling other weaknesses. In some cases, this may require specialized knowledge of specific fields; however, in general, problem-solving skills and strong communication skills are essential to generate strong results.

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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Tasks

  • Analyze financial portfolios and create recommendations.
  • Write reports on recommendations, risks and current state.
  • Evaluate financial decisions, set goals and identify key steps for growth.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,766

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

For Chartered Financial Analysts, Boston provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Chartered Financial Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+6 percent) and New York (+1 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)?

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Delhi:
"Its good for me because I have interest on that work only."
Pros: I want to became a cfa because it's interesting work as a cfa.
Cons: Lot of work is there so it is not good.

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Key Stats for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Salaries

Experienced
▲31%

National Average
$97,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 15%
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