Salary for Securities and Commodities Traders

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This occupation has now been updated to Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

Also known as:  Commodities Broker, Commodity Trader, Equity Trader, Investment Banker, Municipal Bond Trader, Mutual Fund Sales Agent, Securities Trader, Stock Broker, Stock Trader helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Securities and commodities traders work in a financial market selling securities to an individual or a company. The position also allows these professionals to advise investors of the best investment choices as well as help them conduct trades. This requires the traders to contract potential clients and explain the services that are offered; buy and sell securities, stocks and bonds and commodities; analyze finances and make recommendations and evaluate costs of such securities and commodities. There are many different products in which a professional trader can assist an individual in investing. A love for people and helping others is good to have within this profession.

A Securities or Commodities Trader gets an average compensation that can range from $36,910 - $208,000 based on education and experience. usually receive a pay level of ninety-six thousand five hundred and fourty dollars annually.

are compensated at the highest average salary in New York, where they get an average salary rate of about $160,430. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Wholesale Trade, where they can earn wages of $130,260.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 6.02 percent nationwide in that time.


Securities and Commodities Traders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance