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Financial Data Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Financial Data Analyst analyzes financial data and prepares financial reports for management. Responsible for identifying relevant insights and compiling analytical reports that enable other employees in the organization to make sound decisions. May include analysis of prices of key financial instruments, or forecasts based upon financial trends.

Job Outlook

There were 127 Financial Data Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3529 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Data / Data Mining Analyst industry, which includes the Financial Data Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Financial Data Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,682.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $60,513.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Financial Data Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $36,622.

Education and Experience

Posted Financial Data Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree7.74%
Bachelor's Degree29.53%
Master's Degree8.39%
Doctoral Degree2.83%
Other34.15%

Posted Financial Data Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years69.45%
3 to 5 years22.41%
6 to 8 years4.68%
9+ years3.46%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Financial Data Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (42.39%)
  • Customer Service (24.88%)
  • Detail Oriented (24.71%)
  • Management (23.63%)
  • Operations (18.79%)
  • Leadership (17.65%)
  • Microsoft Excel (17.37%)
  • Research (15.47%)
  • Sales (15.42%)
  • Problem Solving (13.15%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Retail Operations (11.06%)
  • Auditing (12.95%)
  • Accounting (14.84%)
  • Data Analysis (16.77%)
  • Dashboard (4.63%)
  • Data Entry (29.68%)
  • Data Management (20.59%)
  • Data Quality (7.78%)
  • Data Processing (13.58%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (14.93%)
  • Finance (23.11%)
  • Selling Techniques (4.68%)
  • Marketing (14.25%)
  • Project Management (10.57%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (11.78%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Financial Data Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Retail Associate Manager
  • Data Clerk
  • Data Processing Clerk
  • Processing Clerk
  • Management Associate
  • Wealth Management Associate
  • Data Control Clerk
  • Data Management Associate
  • Summer Associate
  • Flex Associate

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Financial Data Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • T-Mobile US (244)
  • Ingles (70)
  • Equitable (63)
  • JPMorgan Chase (63)
  • Johnson & Johnson (44)
  • Belk (42)
  • Victoria's Secret (37)
  • Capital One (36)
  • The Nature Conservancy (30)
  • Icon (25)

North Carolina

  • Ingles (41)
  • T-Mobile US (14)
  • Belk (6)
  • Guidehouse (5)
  • Grail (4)
  • North Carolina State University (4)
  • Moody's (2)
  • Baxter International (2)
  • Baker & Taylor (2)
  • Millennium Group (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!