Most market analysts list "analytics," "market research," and "provide management" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important market analyst responsibilities here:
See the full list of market analyst skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a market analyst. We found that 76.6% of market analysts have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 16.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most market analysts have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine market analysts were not college graduates.
Those market analysts who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or finance degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for market analysts include economics degrees or marketing degrees.
When you're ready to become a market analyst, you might wonder which companies hire market analysts. According to our research through market analyst resumes, market analysts are mostly hired by Regions Bank, The Independent Traveler, and Black & Veatch. Now is a good time to apply as Regions Bank has 55 market analysts job openings, and there are 52 at The Independent Traveler and 50 at Black & Veatch.
If you're interested in companies where market analysts make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Intuitive Surgical, Applied Materials, and Apple. We found that at Intuitive Surgical, the average market analyst salary is $108,896. Whereas at Applied Materials, market analysts earn roughly $104,709. And at Apple, they make an average salary of $103,474.
View more details on market analyst salaries across the United States.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at CoStar Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Wells Fargo. These three companies have hired a significant number of market analysts from these institutions.
In general, market analysts fulfill roles in the finance and construction industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the market analyst annual salary is the highest in the finance industry with $72,619 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and manufacturing industries pay $68,834 and $67,333 respectively. This means that market analysts who are employed in the finance industry make 18.4% more than market analysts who work in the transportation Industry.