Financial Analyst salary in United States

How much does a Financial Analyst make in the United States?

5.7k salaries reported, updated at December 4, 2021
per year

The average salary for a financial analyst is $67,385 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Family leave
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for financial analysts

Most recommended skill

Strategic Planning

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 26.32% since 2018. Financial Analysts with this skill earn +86.90% more than the average base salary, which is $67,385 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201281increase by 81
2013445increase by 449.38%
2014849increase by 90.79%
2015411decrease by 51.59%
2016215decrease by 47.69%
2017159decrease by 26.05%
2018171increase by 7.55%
2019126decrease by 26.32%

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Most common benefits for Financial Analysts

  • Family leave
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 765 ratings

62% of Financial analysts in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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