Securities Trader Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just under a third) of total compensation for Securities Traders. The median income in this area hovers around $65K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Securities Traders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,541 - $139,548
$39K
$66K
$140K
MEDIAN: $65,718
10%
50%
90%

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$19.88 - $30.72
$20
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $24.14
10%
50%
90%

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$0$172K
Salary $38,541 - $139,548
Bonus $2,013 - $55,000
Profit Sharing $1,860
Commission $16,000
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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$41,080 - $172,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $19.88 - $30.72
Overtime $34.57
Annual Data $0$172K
Bonus $2,013 - $55,000
Commission $16,000
Profit Sharing $1,860
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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$41,080 - $172,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Securities Trader

Securities traders are responsible for trading securities on behalf of their company's clients. They are in charge of buying and selling options such as stocks or bonds, gathering order information such as purchasing and selling details, and using their financial knowledge to recommend trading movements and develop effective strategies to increase client satisfaction. They provide advice to people who inquire about their services, as well as analyze market trends and provide relevant information to clients and upper management staff as required.

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Securities Trader Tasks

  • Receive buy and sell orders for securities from clients and carry out the transactions.
  • Follow changes and trends in the securities and financial markets.
  • Ensure security transfer paperwork is completed correctly and proper transaction records are kept.
  • Advise clients on how to meet their financial goals.

Common Career Paths for Securities Trader


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Though it's uncommon, some Securities Traders move into roles as Portfolio Managers, where pay is an average $90K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Securities Trader

Pay by Experience for a Securities Trader has a negative trend. An entry-level Securities Trader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Securities Trader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Securities Trader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 18 salaries. A Securities Trader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Securities Trader

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Securities Trader Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Late-Career
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 15%