Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Trader make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$203,782 / yrTotal Pay
$106,668 / yrBase Pay
$97,114 / yrAdditional Pay

$203,782

 / yr
$118K$373K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Trader is $203,782 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $106,668 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $97,114 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Trader

Some related job titles are Hedge Fund Salaries with median pay of $113,305, Assistant Trader Salaries with median pay of $122,018, Commodities Salaries with median pay of $133,726, Commodity Trader Salaries with median pay of $209,865.

Top Paying Companies

For a Trader in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Trader in United States. Employers include Optiver, IMC Trading and Citadel Securities.

1
Optiver
Optiver
$400,769/yr
4
T3 Trading Group
$370,409/yr
7
Traditum Group
$352,936/yr
10
ING
$349,022/yr
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$400,769

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$265,175

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$198,121

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Top Paying Industries

For a Trader in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Trader in United States are Agriculture with a median total pay of $308,173, Financial Services with a median total pay of $286,857, Information Technology with a median total pay of $265,474, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $256,120, and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $244,726.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • AgricultureAgriculture$308,173

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$286,857

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$265,474

    3% Lower than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$256,120

    7% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$244,726

    12% Lower than other industries

Agriculture

Top paying companies in Agriculture for Trader are Louis Dreyfus Company and Cargill.

Louis Dreyfus CompanyLouis Dreyfus Company$317,225/yr
CargillCargill$299,121/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Finance & Accounting?

Jobs in finance and accounting are expected to see continued demand, with employment growth linked to the health of the broader economy. These jobs will continue to offer above average pay but usually require higher education or certification to enter the field. While automation will replace many common tasks, it is not expected to reduce the need for these employees; it will instead allow them to focus on core soft skills like advising clients and analyzing trends.

A Trader salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Trader in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $43,873 to $114,705 per year, based on 44 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Trader in US can make a salary range of $23 to $23 with at least 2 years of experience, based on 1 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Trader gets the highest compensation are Citadel Securities LLC, Koch Industries, Inc. and Macquarie Group Limited. Bigger companies typically pay 64.13% more than smaller companies for a Trader.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Trade Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Customs Trade Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$32,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Day Trader

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Artisan

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Trader

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$172,000

/yr

$72K | $100K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Trader

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$160,000

/yr

$135K | $25K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Trader

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$89,999

/yr

$75K | $15K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Fixed Income Trader

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$150,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Equity Derivatives Trader

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$400,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Trader pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Trader is $106,668 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Trader salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2663 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Trader employees.

The highest salary for a Trader in United States is $195,203 per year.

The lowest salary for a Trader in United States is $61,868 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Trader or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Trader.