Trader, Commodities Salary

Commodities Traders in the United States take home approximately $79K per year on average. Compensation ranges from $49K on the lower end to $185K per year on the higher end. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Commodities Traders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.

$48,193 - $148,332
$48K
$81K
$150K
MEDIAN: $81,147
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Salary $48,193 - $148,332
Bonus $2,047 - $70,957
Profit Sharing $6,000
Commission $12,000
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$48,722 - $186,258
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

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Job Description for Trader, Commodities

Commodities traders facilitate transactions related to commodities such as securities, stocks and bonds, currency, agricultural output, and others. These traders work with clients to evaluate the market, analyze its movements and tendencies, and use this information to develop sound financial advice for clients. Once this information has been shared with clients and these clients decide to make a transaction, the commodity trader does the necessary buying and/or selling.

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Trader, Commodities Tasks

  • Derive optimal transaction prices for clients and execute accordingly.
  • Create, maintain, and expand relationships with suppliers and clients.
  • Research and monitor target companies and investment channels while applying the appropriate strategies for futures, commodities, and trading.
  • Evaluate market movements and communicate their importance with clients and coworkers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Trader, Commodities

Pay by Experience for a Trader, Commodities has a positive trend. An entry-level Trader, Commodities with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Trader, Commodities with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Trader, Commodities which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 21 salaries. A Trader, Commodities with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,466

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Commodities Traders, 88 percent higher than the national average. Commodities Traders will also find cushy salaries in New York (+66 percent) and Chicago (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Trader, Commodities

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Trader, Commodities Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲45%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$97,000

▼25%

Skills That Affect Trader, Commodities Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲2%

National Average
$97,000

Market Research
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 9%
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