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Why It’s Useless to Search For CFA Salary Data (And How We Can Help!)

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    • Zee Tan
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      Why It’s Useless to Search For CFA Salary Data (And How We Can Help!)

      By Sophie,  Regular Contributor .  Check out her  previous posts  to learn how to optimise your life and ace the CFA exams in 18 months even with a full-time job. Most of you knew  why I chose…

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      @Sophie, this is an insightful piece, and I never thought about it this way before. Thanks a lot! I’ve entered my data, hopefully you have enough data to have a statistically significant analysis to share! 🙂

    • Sophie Macon
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      Thanks for your kind words @Maroon5. Just trying to help here as I got quite a few queries on this.

      Do spread the word and share this article with your friends, and hopefully I have enough data to have a stab at this perplexing question.

    • Dan
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      I think it’s relevant to get into account the cost of living for each country. e.g. 20k USD a year in Colombia means a lot more than 20k in the US.

    • AjFinance
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      @Sophie Great post as always 🙂 I sometimes wonder if it is better that the profession has a defined career path/progression or is it better the way CFA is?

    • Zee Tan
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      @dan that’s a good point. The survey is not a quest to learn ‘who is the best paid’, but rather create a good dataset of what a reasonable expectation should be wherever you are.

    • Zee Tan
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      @AjFinance I always prefer flexibility! I’m not exactly a traditional CFA charterholder…

    • Sophie Macon
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      Yup absolutely @Dan. Was trying to see the amount of data I could collect and adjusted for PPP.


      @AjFinance
      , I’m not sure though. I kinda like not being put in a box, and CFA, like MBA, gives you many career routes to explore with additional flexibility. The downside I suppose is some say it’s not essential.

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      @Sophie @Zee The post kind of got me thinking on those areas. But having said that, I also value flexibility. And I guess there are a lot of organisations that offer accounting designations across the world. But there aren’t any direct competitors for the CFA institute.

    • WesMantooth
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      Hey,
      Any updates from the data collected above? Just curious!

    • Sophie Macon
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      Hey @WesMantooth‌ – this was a little frustrating as I had insufficient data (since 300H readers are global) to have statistically significant conclusions. 

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