Financial Analyst Salary Guide

Overview of compensation in financial analysis

Financial Analyst Salary Guide

In this financial analyst salary guide, we cover several financial analyst jobs and their corresponding midpoint salaries for 2018. Financial analysts are responsible for examining financial data and their findings are used to help businesses come up with decisions, mainly for investing. They also look for macro- and microeconomic conditions and make appropriate recommendations.

Financial Analyst Salary Guide

For example, financial analysts can recommend what steps to take when it comes to buying or selling stocks based on their outlook and performance. Since their work entails evaluating economic conditions, they are up-to-date in terms of current economic status and developments in the industry they’re in.

Financial Analyst Salary Guide – Jobs in the US

Financial analysts can work in both junior and senior levels within a company. It is also a position that can lead to more career opportunities. Companies are looking for finance professionals such as financial analysts at all levels. Hiring activity is strong across industries including healthcare, real estate, and technology. Also, many institutions in the financial services sector look for financial analysts. Other in-demand positions are accounting manager, comptroller, internal auditor, payroll manager, and senior accountant.

In the financial services or investment industry, financial analysts work for buy-side firms or investment houses that manage their own funds, sell-side firms where analysts assess the quality of securities in a particular industry, or investment banks.

Financial Analyst Salary Guide in the US for 2018

The table below shows the salary guide for financial analyst candidates with average experience and skill sets needed for the job. The figures do not include bonuses, incentives, and other forms of compensation:

Financial Analyst JobsBase Salary
Corporate Accounting
1 to 3 Years$65,000
Up to 1 Year$50,000
Financial Services
Financial Analyst$75,000

Additional Resources

Thank you for reading CFI’s financial analyst salary guide. CFI offers the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ certification program for those looking to take their careers to the next level. To keep learning and advancing your career, the following resources will be helpful:

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