Finance Analyst Salary

An average Finance Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. In the world of Finance Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $82K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Men make up a slight majority of Finance Analysts (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Finance Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,293 - $80,975
$43K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,617
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$12.72 - $33.07
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$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.28
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$0$82K
Salary $43,293 - $80,975
Bonus $298 - $9,313
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $7,830
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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$41,964 - $82,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 475
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $12.72 - $33.07
Overtime $22.98 - $46.43
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $298 - $9,313
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $7,830
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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$41,964 - $82,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Finance Analyst

  • Identify metrics, analyze data, create models and forecasts and update existing analyses.
  • Reconcile data, research root causes for discrepancies and assist in updating processes.
  • Create reports, presentations and other communicative devices to convey data and recommendations.
  • Oversee audits and make recommendations based on findings.

Common Career Paths for Finance Analyst


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Finance Analysts sometimes assume positions such as Senior Finance Managers. That role pays $122K per year on average. Finance Analysts typically move into roles as Finance Managers or Senior Financial Analysts, and those positions pay $25K more and $16K more, respectively.

Finance Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Finance Analyst


The Boeing Company, PepsiCo Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Lockheed Martin Corp, and Intel Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Finance Analysts. Salary cannot be beat at The Boeing Company, where median pay comes to $73K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $55K, and the higher end is not far away at $95K.

Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Survey results show that Finance Analysts use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Budgeting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Access and Accounting also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Finance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Finance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 404 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Finance Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Finance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 73 salaries. A Finance Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,887

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

For Finance Analysts, working in the bustling city of Portland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Finance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Finance Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Finance Analysts in Cleveland bring in salaries that are 29 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Philadelphia (20 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Finance Analyst

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries

▲11%


▲3%



National Average
$61,000



▼5%


SQL
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%