Average Entry-Level Financial Analyst Salary

$53,492
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,492
Bonus
$10,174
Commission
$1,954
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Financial Analyst is $53,492.
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$41k
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$53k
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$68k
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MEDIAN $53,492
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Salary
$41k - $68k
Bonus
$517 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$170 - $6k
Commission
$5k - $16k
Total Pay
$40k - $71k

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Job Description for Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst Tasks
  • Provide financial analysis support to various areas of the company.
  • Prepare detailed annual financial budget and monthly financial forecasts.
  • Assist with preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly financial analysis schedules of actual vs. budget variances.
The top respondents for the job title Financial Analyst are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Wells Fargo & Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Wells Fargo & Co. where the average pay is $62,495. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and American Airlines, earning around $60,469 and $58,427, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $46,532. Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,486 and $57,584, respectively.

Career Paths

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Financial Analyst
Senior Financial Analyst
Finance Manager
Financial Controller
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Financial Analyst

Skills in Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Analyst

An early career Financial Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,074 based on 14,632 salaries. A mid-career Financial Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,991 based on 4,087 salaries. An experienced Financial Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,542 based on 1,959 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,955.
Employees with Financial Analyst in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (6.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21,369 survey responses.
Early Career
68.5%
Mid Career
19.1%
Experienced
9.2%
Late Career
3.2%