Proprietary Trader

Proprietary Trader Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$173,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
D. E. Shaw & Co.
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a proprietary trader make?
The national average salary for a Proprietary Trader in the United States is $81,622 per year or $39.24 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 135,000. The top 10 percent earn over $173,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $38,000 annually. Some of the states with the best Proprietary Trader salaries are New York, North Dakota, Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The typical tenure for a Proprietary Trader is 3.1 years.
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Trader
$81,516

Average Proprietary Trader Salary By Location

As a Proprietary Trader in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $81,622 per year or $39.24 per hour. New York, NY reports the highest annual salary for Proprietary Traders at 165,695. The average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $96,000. Some of the states with the best Proprietary Trader salaries are New York, North Dakota, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Vermont. Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Oregon, Florida, and California are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
New York, NY
$165,695
2
Houston, TX
$100,117
3
Chicago, IL
$96,684
4
Juno Beach, FL
$87,946

Average Proprietary Trader Salary By Company

There is good job security in Proprietary Trader positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Proprietary Traders at D. E. Shaw & Co. and SG Americas Securities Holdings report the highest salaries. Companies like NextEra Energy and Black Diamond Equipment also report very competitive wages for Proprietary Traders.