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Apr 29, 2013

This has to be a troll (unless you mean CPA)?

Apr 29, 2013

About $40 K.

Apr 29, 2013

It depends on so many things. Just yesterday I heard of one making only 35k while others are making 150k. You can look up averages but it really depends on how it ties in with your other credentials.

Apr 29, 2013
dickenscharles741:

What can a CFA expect to make in median salary?

Asking a question like that means you don't need to worry about the answer.

Apr 30, 2013
peinvestor2012:
dickenscharles741:

What can a CFA expect to make in median salary?

Asking a question like that means you don't need to worry about the answer.

This should be the response to 95% of WSO posts.

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Apr 30, 2013
Flake:
peinvestor2012:
dickenscharles741:

What can a CFA expect to make in median salary?

Asking a question like that means you don't need to worry about the answer.

This should be the response to 95% of WSO posts.

I don't disagree. Cracks me up when people considering something as difficult as the CFA ask such dumb questions. And yes, there is such a thing as a dumb question.

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Apr 30, 2013
Flake:
peinvestor2012:
dickenscharles741:

What can a CFA expect to make in median salary?

Asking a question like that means you don't need to worry about the answer.

This should be the response to 95% of WSO posts.

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Apr 29, 2013

Yeah in all seriousness man it is very difficult to say. Largely because it is done at different parts of peoples careers. I'm a L3 candidate and I'm 27. It's interesting on test day to see so many babyfaced college kids and an equally large number of senior citizens. The average fits somewhere in between. To become a doctor or lawyer you have to earn a phd or jd before you can start practicing. A portfolio manager on the other hand may have 25 years of experience and for some reason decide that at this point in his career he needs to become a CFA charterholder and goes for it. At the same time you can have a 23 year old with no work experience taking the exam with the portfolio manager. There are far too many variables to get a cut and dry idea on what you can expect to make. People really shouldn't take it only on the basis of wanting to increase their salaries. It can be very useful for certain people and useless for others. If you are thinking about doing it, I would do as much research as possible because the time commitment required will consume a large part of your life regardless of how intelligent you are.

Apr 30, 2013

sorry, im a middle schooler who was looking to know how much an ANALYST makes. CFA is the liscence, just learned that :p

"Hold on a sec...you mean they made all this money without doing IB --> PE --> HBS --> PE --> God?
How is this possible?!?!?!!??" - TheKing

Apr 30, 2013
dickenscharles741:

sorry, im a middle schooler who was looking to know how much an ANALYST makes. CFA is the liscence, just learned that :p

There are MIDDLE SCHOOLERS on here??? Good. Lord. Go outside and play dude. Don't even think about finance for at least a few more years, if even then. Honestly, Call of Duty is a better use of your time at this point.

May 1, 2013
dickenscharles741:

sorry, im a middle schooler who was looking to know how much an ANALYST makes. CFA is the liscence, just learned that :p

Nice try troll.

May 1, 2013

One of my friends is the HEAD RESEARCH ANALYST for a company and makes minimum wage + commissions (hint, he makes almost no commisions). So i'm going to say three fiddy.

May 3, 2013

is it bad to start this early?

"Hold on a sec...you mean they made all this money without doing IB --> PE --> HBS --> PE --> God?
How is this possible?!?!?!!??" - TheKing

May 3, 2013

my dad said that all of the good investors started when they were teenagers

"Hold on a sec...you mean they made all this money without doing IB --> PE --> HBS --> PE --> God?
How is this possible?!?!?!!??" - TheKing

May 3, 2013

punch your dad in the nuts for me

May 3, 2013
Cruncharoo:

punch your dad in the nuts for me

May 3, 2013
Cruncharoo:

punch your dad in the nuts for me

May 4, 2013

um was that false info?

"Hold on a sec...you mean they made all this money without doing IB --> PE --> HBS --> PE --> God?
How is this possible?!?!?!!??" - TheKing

Jun 18, 2013
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