A stock trader's job can be fast-paced and hard to keep up with. However, the more stock traders learn about keeping up with the game, the more successful they become at trading stocks and developing financial plans for investors. This, in turn, can help them make more money.
A stock trader who is in his first year on the job should expect to earn something around £26,000 per year.
The median salary for a stock trader jumps significantly after he has been on the job between 10 and 20 years, to about £59,150 per year.
After more than 20 years on the job, the median salary for a stock trader is nearly £78,000 per year.
Self-employed stock traders often have a better chance at making more money than those traders who work elsewhere. The median salary for a self-employed stock trader is £61,425 per year.
New York and Dallas are the United States' two top-paying markets for stock traders. The median salary for New York is £61,750 per year and for Dallas is £63,050 per year.
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