Information About Financial Analysts

Training Requirements for Financial Analysts

Financial analysts need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Financial analysts
Training for Financial Analysts
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 2.0
Some College 5.9
Associates Degree 3.2
Bachelors Degree 51.8
Masters Degree 33.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.8

Employment outlook for Financial Analysts

Represents about 277,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 32,000 more financial analysts but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 89,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, financial analysts make $46.94 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Financial analysts $24.21 $30.11 $39.31 $53.73 $79.38
Business and financial operations occupations $17.74 $23.78 $31.99 $43.47 $58.13
Financial specialists $18.61 $24.76 $33.07 $45.64 $63.36
Financial analysts and advisors $21.49 $28.27 $38.91 $57.59 $94.91
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, financial analysts make $97,640 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Financial analysts $50,350 $62,640 $81,760 $111,760 $165,100
Business and financial operations occupations $36,910 $49,460 $66,530 $90,410 $120,910
Financial specialists $38,700 $51,510 $68,780 $94,940 $131,800
Financial analysts and advisors $44,690 $58,800 $80,940 $119,780 $197,410
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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