Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salary

The average Investments Analyst in the United States earns approximately $66K per year. In the world of Investments Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $120K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $26K and $6K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Investments Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of Investments Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,408 - $107,442
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,418
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50%
90%

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$14.74 - $30.52
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.45
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50%
90%

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$0$119K
Salary $41,408 - $107,442
Bonus $974 - $25,591
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,219
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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$40,341 - $119,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 134
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $14.74 - $30.52
Overtime $1.57 - $50.75
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $974 - $25,591
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,219
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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$40,341 - $119,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

Financial/securities/investment analysts work for financial institutions, such as mutual fund companies, banks, and investment departments of financial institutions, and are responsible for comparable/industry analysis, financial modeling, investment portfolio monitoring, and even marketing support and other projects. Strong communication skills are important in this position, and they must avoid actual and appearance of conflict of interest due to the nature of the job. They should also be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision as well as in a team-oriented environment.

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Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Tasks

  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate the financial performance of companies or industries.
  • Assist in developing investment strategies for companies or individuals.
  • Make recommendations for investments based on company and industry research.

Common Career Paths for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


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Though not the most common occurrence, Investments Analysts sometimes become Portfolio Managers, where the average income is $90K per year.

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Popular Skills for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Investments Analysts who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Investment Management, Financial Analysis, and Performance Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Investment Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 31 salaries. A Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,755

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

Investments Analysts will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 65 percent. Investments Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+14 percent) and Chicago (+7 percent).

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Key Stats for Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

▲31%

▲20%

National Average
$65,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Financial / Securities / Investments Analyst Salaries

Investment Management
▲41%


Performance Analysis
▲13%


National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%
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