Salary for Financial Analysts

Also known as:  Corporate Financial Analyst, Corporate Securities Research Analyst, Corporate Statistical Financial Analyst, Institutional Commodity Analyst helps finance professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Financial analysts make investment decisions for public and private institutions based on current market trends, forecasts and overall economic conditions. They communicate complex financial information to their clients by generating charts and graphs that place the data in a format that is easy to interpret. Additionally, financial analysts may determine the pricing of securities for the general public based on market data, and present oral or written reports on industries, corporations and market trends. The majority of individuals in this industry have a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, and approximately 16% also have their Master's degrees.

A Financial Analyst can get an average wage between 64000 - 96000 depending on the level of education. Financial Analysts can get a salary of Eighty Six Thousand Seven Hundred dollars every year.

Financial Analysts have the best average pay in New York, where they earn a compensation of close to $107650. People holding this job title can get the best compensation in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they earn salary pay of $92960.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.87 percent nationwide in that time.
Financial Analysts tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $92,960
Other Services (except Public Administration) $87,920
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $86,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $84,760
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $83,930
Information $82,600
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $56,480
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $63,930
Retail Trade $65,360
Health Care and Social Assistance $68,080
Transportation and Warehousing $68,350
Public Administration $69,480