Average Senior Financial Analyst Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$78,888
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,281
Bonus
$5,123
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois is $78,888.
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$63k
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$79k
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$95k
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MEDIAN $78,888
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Salary
$63k - $95k
Bonus
$2k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$666 - $10k
Total Pay
$66k - $104k

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Job Description for Senior Financial Analyst

Senior 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 Senior Financial Analyst are from the companies BMO Financial Group, Discover Financial Services LLC and The Northern Trust Company. Reported salaries are highest at Discover Financial Services LLC where the average pay is $94,497. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Abbvie, Inc and Walgreen Co., earning around $79,856 and $75,000, respectively. AON Corporation pays the lowest at around $61,768. BMO Financial Group and CNA Insurance Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,820 and $73,986, respectively.

Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Financial Analyst

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Financial Analyst

An early career Senior Financial Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,138 based on 191 salaries. A mid-career Senior Financial Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,720 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Senior Financial Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,218 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,000.
Employees with Senior Financial Analyst in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (11.4% more) and New York, New York (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 518 survey responses.
Early Career
36.9%
Mid Career
47.1%
Experienced
14.7%
Late Career
1.4%

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