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If you’ve got the savvy and the credentials to work as a financial analyst, your skillset is in demand across industries. More good news: that demand stands to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports:

“Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth.”   

Scoring a role as a financial analyst requires a bachelor’s degree in finance, math, accounting, economics, statistics or a related field. Financial analysts who have the savvy and the work ethic to take it to the next level and earn a management role, earn themselves one of the coveted roles featured on  Glassdoor 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America.

Working as a financial analyst is a rewarding career with plenty of demand and opportunities for growth. This is what financial analysts can expect to earn:  

Financial Analyst

Glassdoor salary range: $49,000-$89,000

The national average salary for a Financial Analyst is $65,817 in United States. By checking out Glassdoor Salaries, you can filter by location to see Financial Analyst salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 38,048 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Financial Analyst employees.

Financial planning and analysis manager

Glassdoor salary range: $86,000-$139,000

According to Glasdoor data, the national average salary for a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager is $108,394 in United States. Salary estimates are based on 1,295 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Financial Planning and Analysis Manager employees

If you’ve got what it takes to do this job, you’re probably wondering: where are the best places to work as a financial analyst?  

Boston Consulting Group

Glassdoor company rating: 4.3/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 27

Leadership rating: 95% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Excellent colleagues and work environment. Great place to develop your skills and grow as a professional.”

Travelers

Glassdoor company rating: 3.9/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 27

Leadership rating: 91% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Focused on innovation and preparing for the future both from a technology perspective but also the employee’s perspective.”

Cisco

Glassdoor company rating: 4.0/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 53

Leadership rating: 89% approval of CEO

What employees say: “I am a mom with 3 children, so for me the work flexibility and remote work are very important. Cisco rocks form this point of view. Great co-workers, that I kept contact with and became like a family for me.”

Goldman Sachs

Glassdoor company rating: 3.9/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 254

Leadership rating: 79% approval of CEO

What employees say: “They take care of their people in every way. Very impressive facility at the NYC headquarters, with all the comforts. Strong corporate structure to make sure no one is misused. Good, transparent leadership.”

Deloitte

Glassdoor company rating: 3.8/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 39

Leadership rating: 94% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Been with Deloitte for close to three years now. The experience has been phenomenal. Bright minds all around. Abundant opportunities to learn/grow in any industry.”

Edward Jones

Glassdoor company rating: 4.1/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 51

Leadership rating: 98% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Work life balance, lifelong development and leadership opportunities, phenomenal culture.”

HP, Inc.

Glassdoor company ratings: 3.9/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 64

Leadership rating: 93% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Great for families. Respect for people. Respect for gender equality. Full of intelligent people.”

Morgan Stanley

Glassdoor company ratings: 3.7/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 84

Leadership rating: 91% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Morgan Stanley is a top-notch place of employment. It is refreshing to work for a company that means what it says. We are encouraged to give back to the community and participate in volunteer efforts. We are permitted the time to do so. My boss treats me like an adult, I get my work done and am well respected. I have never been happier at work.”

Kaiser Permanente

Glassdoor company ratings: 3.9/5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 38

Leadership rating: 87% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Good benefits and pay, friendly environment, nice management. The management helps you if you struggle with anything. They help you grow and learn.”

Citi

Glassdoor company ratings: 3.5

Number of roles open for financial analyst: 649

Leadership rating: 86% approval of CEO

What employees say: “Large global company, good mobility opportunities. Can have a long and diversified career here. Hiring some of the best talent in the industry.”

Financial Analyst Career Advice

If you know what you’re looking for and you’re aware of what potential employers are seeking, you’re well-positioned to score a job that ideally suits you. Glassdoor’s got the lowdown you need to confidently handle your job interview and salary negotiation, so that you can find the job that fits your life.  Learn more!

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