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Stock market analyst is a broad term that applies to several different careers including financial analyst, technical analyst, stockbroker, portfolio manager and financial planner. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics categorizes stock market analysts as financial analysts.

The average salary for a financial analyst in the United States is $56,928, as of January 2016, according to salary information website, PayScale. Salaries range from $41,743 to $77,648. Financial analysts also receive compensation in the form of bonuses, profit sharing and commission. Bonuses ranged from $0 to $10,098. Profit sharing compensation ranged between $243 and $6,986. Commissions ranged from $0 to $28,906. Overall, total pay for financial analysts ranged between $41,559 and $81,775.

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Financial analysts also receive compensation in the form of health care benefits. Medical benefits are available to 89% of financial analysts, with dental benefits provided for 80% and vision benefits provided for 67%. However, 9% of financial analysts have no medical benefits reported.

The amount of experience a financial analyst has affects his or her average salary. An entry-level financial analyst earned 4% less than the national average. Mid-career financial analysts earned 12% above the national average, experienced financial analysts earned 17% more, and late-career financial analysts earned 25% more.

Specific skills affect the salary of a financial analyst with financial modeling skills increasing a salary by an average of 7%. General data modeling skills increased salaries by an average of 4%, forecasting by 4%, performance analysis by 3%, budgeting by 3%, budget management by 3% and financial reporting by 1%.

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