FMVA® Salary

FMVA® Salary Ranges

The average FMVA® salary is $121,000 per year, based on a survey of 450 CFI students in 2018. Below is a detailed breakdown of how much salary professionals who have completed the FMVA program earn. Five percent of graduates earn over $250,000 and 22% earn over $150,000.


FMVA Salary Chart


As you can see in the histogram above, the ranges of compensation for FMVA graduates ranges as follows:

  • 8% earn less than $50,000
  • 18% earn $50,000 to $75,000
  • 20% earn $76,000 to $100,000
  • 32% earn $101,000 to $150,000
  • 17% earn $151,000 to $150,000
  • 5% earn more than $250,000


With over 100,000 students enrolling in Corporate Finance Institute courses annually, it can be a very legit way up improving your skills on the job and becoming a more accredited financial analyst.


Additional Salary Guides

To learn more about general financial analyst figures, check out CFI’s various compensation guides across various corporate finance careers. The careers that generally earn the most are investment banking and private equity, while corporate development and financial planning & analysis (FP&A). Graduates of the program can be at all different stages of their careers, so there is a wide range of salaries, but looking at the averages from CFI’s guides should provide a good indication.

The information below shows the Base Salary for financial analysts in the United States:

  • $127,000 Director
  • $100,000 Manager
  • $80,000 Senior Analyst
  • $65,000 Analyst
  • $50,000 Junior Analyst

You could reasonably expect to add 20% to 100% more to these figures to include bonuses and equity compensation.

FMVA® Program Details

Below is a break down of subject weightings in the 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.


FMVA Financial modeling certification curriculum


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


Additional Questions & Answers

CFI is the official global provider of financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA® Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a meaningful career. In order to help you achieve that, we have compiled a vast range of resources to assist you along the way.

In order to become a world-class financial analyst, below are some additional questions and answers for you to discover:

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


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