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Average Foreign-Exchange Trader Salary

$77,593
Avg. Salary
$20,347
Bonus
$25,500
Commission
$12,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Foreign-Exchange Trader is $77,593.
10%
$28k
MEDIAN
$78k
90%
$167k
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$28k - $167k
Bonus
$4k - $86k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $25k
Commission
$0 - $26k
Total Pay
$34k - $209k
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What Do Foreign-Exchange Traders Do?

Foreign-Exchange Trader Tasks
  • Analyze currency markets and reports.
  • Manage accounts, and meticulously track losses and profits.
  • Buy, sell and exchange foreign currencies to exploit fluctuations in markets and increase profitability.

Job Satisfaction for Foreign-Exchange Trader

4.2 out of 5
(13)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Foreign-Exchange Traders?

Skills in Bloomberg Terminal, Market Analysis and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Analysis and Foreign Currency Transactions.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Foreign-Exchange Traders?

An entry-level Foreign-Exchange Trader with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,173 based on 7 salaries. An early career Foreign-Exchange Trader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,590 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Foreign-Exchange Trader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Foreign-Exchange Trader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,444 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $130,000.
Employees with Foreign-Exchange Trader in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 41.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (41.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (25.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (35.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (17.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (14.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 74 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.5%
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
13.5%
Late Career
13.5%

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