Coronavirus Update: Our team is here to help our clients and readers navigate these difficult times. Visit our Resources page now »

Skip to Main Content

Mutual Fund Analysts


Mutual fund analysts conduct research on stocks, bonds, and other securities; companies; and industry sectors (such as information technology or health-care imaging equipment manufacturers) to help portfolio managers make investment decisions. Approximately 268,360 financial analysts (including those who work in the mutual fund industry) are employed in the United States. Analysts may also be known as buy-side financial analysts and research analysts.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Chief Investment Officer

Portfolio Manager

Senior Analyst

Junior Analyst

Research Associate