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

Average base salary
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6.8k salaries reported, updated at May 22, 2020
$74,157
per year
The average salary for a financial analyst is $74,157 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for financial analysts

Most recommended skill

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earn +86.90% more

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 $74,157 per year.

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Project Leadership
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Business Process Modeling
+71.59%
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Project Planning
+62.62%
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Project Management Methodology
+46.17%
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Oracle EBS
+47.71%
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Certification categories:
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Chartered Financial Analyst
+14.40%
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Certified Defense Financial Manager
+28.15%
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Certified Information Systems Auditor
+56.11%
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Certified Government Financial Manager
+27.26%
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Certified Management Accountant
+10.63%
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CPA
+9.96%
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Most common benefits for Financial Analysts

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance

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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What are the different types of financial analysts?

Analysts cover a wide range and include the following:

  • Portfolio managers who evaluate and select the items for investment.
  • Fund managers who work with hedge or mutual funds, and make buy or sell decisions.
  • Rating analysts evaluate and establish scale or ranks of the ability of companies or governments to repay their debts.
  • Risk analysts evaluate the risks involved in investments.
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