Information About Financial Analysts

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Training

Financial analysts need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Financial analysts
Training for Financial Analysts
Percent
Less than High School 0.9
High School 4.4
Some College 10.1
Associates Degree 2.7
Bachelors Degree 44.6
Masters Degree 31.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 6.2

Employment

Represents about 250,000 people in the United States- 4.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 49,000 more financial analysts but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 95,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, financial analysts make $42.18 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Financial analysts $22.20 $27.80 $36.30 $48.60 $69.90
Business and financial operations occupations $16.70 $21.90 $29.60 $40.10 $52.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, financial analysts make $87,740 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Financial analysts $46,300 $57,900 $75,650 $101,120 $145,580
Business and financial operations occupations $34,770 $45,750 $61,700 $83,450 $110,040
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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