Financial Analyst

When you need to forecast the future based upon present conditions and market trends, it would serve you well to contact a financial analyst.

Overview

Financial analysts are responsible for tracking a company's financial performance against a plan, analyzing business performance and market conditions to create a forecast of the future, and providing periodic reports to management and other stakeholders to help shape the tactical and strategic planning of a company.

Most financial analyst positions require a degree in accounting, economics, statistics or business administration. Though not required, many financial analysts pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, which requires specific work experience and education in addition to a written exam. Experience as a financial analyst can open doors for you at a wide variety of companies, spanning the industries of technology, finance, insurance, etc.

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  • work life balance
  • work environment
  • good benefits
Cons
  • work life balance
  • long hours
  • senior management
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  • Number of Jobs
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Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Financial Analyst salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$60,000
$45k $89k
Washington DC
$60,000
$47k $85k
Bridgeport, CT
$100,000
$95k $120k
San Jose, CA
$74,000
$56k $101k
San Francisco, CA
$68,886
$53k $100k

Top Paying Companies

Financial Analyst salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. Google

Salary
$105,136
Headquarters
Mountain View, CA
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

2. 3G Capital

Salary
$103,333
Headquarters
New York
Size
0+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
No Reported (USD) per year

3. ExxonMobil

Salary
$99,640
Headquarters
Irving, TX
Size
76,900+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue
$438B+ (USD) per year

4. Juniper Networks

Salary
$93,721
Headquarters
Sunnyvale, CA
Size
9,400+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$4B+ (USD) per year

5. Jack Henry & Associates

Salary
$93,386
Headquarters
Monett, MO
Size
5,100+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$1B+ (USD) per year

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