Financial Analyst, Corporate Salary
Average Corporate Financial Analysts in the United States make around $62K annually. Total cash compensation to Corporate Financial Analysts bottoms out near $45K and approaches $94K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Corporate Financial Analysts. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men make up the majority of Corporate Financial Analysts (62 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$45,679 - $89,851|
|Bonus||$1,009 - $12,907|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $6,040|
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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).)
|$44,636 - $96,138|
|Hourly Rate||$12.33 - $33.90|
|Overtime||$10.48 - $58.81|
|Bonus||$1,009 - $12,907|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $6,040|
|Total Pay (||$44,636 - $96,138|
Job Description for Financial Analyst, Corporate
A corporate financial analyst’s main responsibilities include analyzing and understanding programs such as rebates, royalties, marketing support, and/or promotions. They also have to research, find, and fix any problems associated with customer liability. A corporate financial analyst reviews contracts to make sure companies comply with their organization's standards and audit controls, as well as make sure that fiscal year-end closing deadlines are all met (and any financial schedule is properly prepared). Corporate financial analysts also have to create reports on their analysis as required by management.Read More...
Qualifications for this position typically include a bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field. Employers may also require prior experience in a similar role. A corporate financial analyst should have a thorough understanding of relational databases and be proficient in basic computer software such as Microsoft Excel and Access. They must have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of their organization. The corporate financial analyst's environment is typically high volume and fast paced, requiring the analyst to handle multiple projects at a time. The corporate financial analyst typically works during regular business hours, although overtime may be required as deadlines occur. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Financial Analyst, Corporate Tasks
- Create financial strategies for customers in line with their desires and resources.
- Manage client relationships and grow customer base.
- Assess trends in client and market behavior and modify strategies to optimize financial growth.
- Manage portfolios and update customers on current or future developments.
Common Career Paths for Financial Analyst, Corporate
As Corporate Financial Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Financial Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Financial Officers earn $123K on average per year. When Corporate Financial Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Financial Analysts or Finance Managers. Those roles pay an additional $11K and $20K, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Financial Analyst, Corporate
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Cognos. It is often found that people who know Financial Analysis are also skilled in Data Analysis, Forecasting, and Accounting.
Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst, Corporate
Pay by Experience for a Financial Analyst, Corporate has a positive trend. An entry-level Financial Analyst, Corporate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 255 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Financial Analyst, Corporate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Financial Analyst, Corporate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 54 salaries. A Financial Analyst, Corporate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 16 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Corporate Financial Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Corporate Financial Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Portland (+11 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Workers in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).
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