How Much Financial Analysts Make

How Much Do Financial Analysts Make?

Financial analysts make a wide range of salaries, bonuses, and long-term incentives (which form their total compensation). Average compensation depends on the analyst’s industry and seniority but tends to range between $50,000 for a new hire and $200,000+ for a senior analyst in a management position. To find out more about how much financial analysts make, check out CFI’s Analyst Compensation Guides and explore the interactive career map.

Analyst Certification FMVA® Program

Below is a break down of subject weightings in the FMVA® financial analyst program. As you can see there is a heavy focus on financial modeling, finance, Excel, business valuation, budgeting/forecasting, PowerPoint presentations, accounting and business strategy.


Financial Analyst certification curriculum


A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!


Additional Questions & Answers

CFI is the global institution behind the financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA® Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a great career path. In order to help you advance your career, CFI has compiled many resources to assist you along the path.

In order to become a great financial analyst, here are some more questions and answers for you to discover:

  • What is financial modeling?
  • How do you build a DCF model?
  • What is sensitivity analysis?
  • How do you value a business?


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