The average salary for a Securities Trader is $72,324.
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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…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Securities Trader
Skills in Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Trade Compliance, Bloomberg Terminal and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Securities Trader
An entry-level Securities Trader with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,362 based on 7 salaries. An early career Securities Trader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,906 based on 63 salaries. A mid-career Securities Trader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,650 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Securities Trader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,080 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,829.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Securities Trader in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 67.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (16.7% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (17.0% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (14.8% less).
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