$63,090
Avg. Salary
$24.07
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$7,256

Bonus

$3,355

Profit Sharing

$9,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Investment Analyst is $24.07 per hour.

The average pay for an Investment Analyst is $63,090 per year.

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$14.43
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$45k
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MEDIAN $63,090
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$0$106K
Salary $44,977 - $91,170
Bonus $1,624 - $20,955
Profit Sharing $690 - $12,399
Commission $9,500
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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$45,703 - $106,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,577
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $14.43 - $37.36
Overtime $25.35 - $49.62
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $1,624 - $20,955
Commission $9,500
Profit Sharing $690 - $12,399
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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$45,703 - $106,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

Job Description for Investment Analyst

An investment analyst works within a group that reviews and potentially approves investment products. Their responsibilities may also cover making recommendations to advisors on portfolio management, asset allocation, and the full range of investment products that advisors might use in their daily work. Other responsibilities of an investment analyst include conducting research on funds and writing commentary or analysis, supporting advisors, delivering presentations on investment topics, and supporting asset management programs.

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Investment 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Investment Analyst


Employees at Prudential Financial Inc. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $74K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $61K and higher ones not far away at only $98K.

Common Career Paths for Investment Analyst


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Investment Analysts do not often transition into Investment Manager roles. The role averages $95K per year. Career advancement for the typical Investment Analyst often leads to becoming a Portfolio Manager or a Senior Investment Analyst; median salaries in these positions are $24K higher and $25K higher, respectively.

Investment Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Investment Analyst


Investment Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Investment Planning, Financial Modeling, and Performance Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Trade Compliance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Client Interaction and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Microsoft Excel and Research Analysis. Those familiar with Investment Management tend to be well versed in Research Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Investment Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Investment Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 605 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Investment Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Investment Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 62 salaries. An Investment Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,881

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

For Investment Analysts, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Investment Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). For Investment Analysts, location is an influential factor in determining pay. Three cities in the Midwest — St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis — not only report salaries that trail behind the national average, but are in fact the lowest-paid American cities for those in the field. Employers pay around 21 percent less in Milwaukee and 18 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Investment Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Investment Analyst?

Investment Analyst in Overland Park:
"Plenty of Opportunities."
Pros: The amount of respect I'm given for the work I do and the ability to be able to work on many different things.
Cons: Pay/benefits and I'm worried about our future.

Investment Analyst in New York:
"Interesting."
Pros: Good people
Cons: Long hours

Investment Analyst in Chicago:
"Granular and ever changing."
Pros: The benefits, hours, and people.
Cons: The random administrative tasks.

Investment Analyst in Reading:
"Working in Reading."
Pros: I work for one of the best teams in the company, for a worldwide celebrity.
Cons: I don't enjoy the city and find it lacking in comparison to the team's potential.

Investment Analyst in Newport Beach:
"Expensive city, very little culture, bad commute."
Pros: Close to the beach. Decent restaurant options available. Close to, without actually being, Irvine. Ample parking.
Cons: Odd social environment where those who "have" could not care less about those who "have not" except where it can make them feel better about themselves. Absurdly expensive. Public transportation is laughable.

Investment Analyst in Malvern:
"Big impact role."
Pros: The role strongly impacts the growth of the business and there is opportunity to develop important financial skills with one's own initiative.
Cons: Vanguard's low cost culture means pay and investment in technology is a little less than competitors. I also get the sense that many jobs have been simplified so much that anyone can step into the role without a lot of past experience.

Investment Analyst in San Jose:
"Working hard."
Pros: I like working solo and producing excellent output.
Cons: I do not like the last minute, unscheduled tasks that interrupt my day.

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Key Stats for Investment Analyst

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 289 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Investment Analyst Salaries

▲59%

▲23%

▲17%

National Average
$68,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Investment Analyst Salaries

Investment Planning
▲36%


Performance Analysis
▲6%



Bloomberg
▲3%



National Average
$68,000

Financial Analysis
▼2%


Bloomberg Terminal
▼6%



Client Interaction
▼12%

Trade Compliance
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%