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

Average base salary

5.8k salaries reported, updated at Oct 22, 2020
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The average salary for a financial analyst is $72,122 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

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Strategic PlanningTrending qualification.

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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 $72,122 per year.

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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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