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Working as a Municipal Bond Trader

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a municipal bond trader. For example, did you know that they make an average of $47.68 an hour? That's $99,165 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 4% and produce 18,500 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Municipal Bond Trader Do

There are certain skills that many municipal bond traders have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, math skills and detail oriented.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a municipal bond trader, we found that a lot of resumes listed 18.4% of municipal bond traders included sell side, while 16.3% of resumes included institutional sales, and 10.5% of resumes included income. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the municipal bond trader job title. But what industry to start with? Most municipal bond traders actually find jobs in the finance and professional industries.

How To Become a Municipal Bond Trader

If you're interested in becoming a municipal bond trader, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 67.9% of municipal bond traders have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 21.4% of municipal bond traders have master's degrees. Even though most municipal bond traders have a college degree, it's impossible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a municipal bond trader. When we researched the most common majors for a municipal bond trader, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on municipal bond trader resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a municipal bond trader. In fact, many municipal bond trader jobs require experience in a role such as trading assistant. Meanwhile, many municipal bond traders also have previous career experience in roles such as sales assistant or trader.

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Average Salary$99,165
Job Growth Rate4%

Municipal Bond Trader Jobs

Average Salary for a Municipal Bond Trader

Municipal Bond Traders in America make an average salary of $99,165 per year or $48 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $171,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $57,000 per year.
Average Salary
$99,165

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Municipal Bond Trader/Securities Analyst
Municipal Bond Trader/Securities Analyst
Payden & Rygel
Payden & Rygel
03/30/2010
03/30/2010
$60,00003/30/2010
$60,000

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Municipal Bond Trader Demographics

Gender

male

66.7 %

female

26.7 %

unknown

6.7 %

Ethnicity

White

70.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

11.6 %

Asian

10.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

German

20.0 %

Portuguese

20.0 %

Japanese

20.0 %
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Municipal Bond Trader Education

Majors

Finance
29.5 %
Business
16.4 %
Economics
16.4 %

Degrees

Bachelors

67.9 %

Masters

21.4 %

Associate

3.6 %

Top Colleges for Municipal Bond Traders

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

5. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

6. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

7. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

8. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

9. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

10. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339
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Top Skills For a Municipal Bond Trader

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 18.4% of municipal bond traders listed sell side on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and math skills are important as well.

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Top Municipal Bond Trader Employers

1. Edward Jones
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$59,664
Municipal Bond Traders Hired: 
4+
2. Wedbush Securities
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$87,266
Municipal Bond Traders Hired: 
2+
3. Wells Fargo
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$38,872
Municipal Bond Traders Hired: 
2+
4. Fixed income
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$102,231
Municipal Bond Traders Hired: 
2+
5. Janney Montgomery Scott
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$70,146
Municipal Bond Traders Hired: 
2+
6. Central Bank
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$47,701
Municipal Bond Traders Hired: 
1+

Recently Added Municipal Bond Trader Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020