Investment Banker Salary (United States)

An Investment Banker earns an average salary of $81,183 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Mergers and Acquisitions is associated with high pay for this job.
Investment Banker Total Pay (?
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$41,588 - $201,182
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $81,183
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Investment Banker Total Pay (?
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$12.31 - $49.32
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$41,588 - $201,182  
   
Bonus
$965 - $136,628  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $154,563  
Commission
$2,023 - $16,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,101 - $290,821  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $62.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$965 - $136,628  
   
Commission
$2,023 - $16,500  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $154,563  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$44,101 - $290,821  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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Job Description for Investment Banker

  • Conduct industry and company research to engage clients and develop new business.
  • Participate and manage all stages of the transaction process from opening pitch to closing investment contract(s).
  • Perform valuation analyses using various methodologies such as trading and transaction comparisons (comps), discounted cash flow and leveraged buyout (LBOs).
  • Assist companies, organizations, governments and their agencies in raising public or private money through debt and/or equity.
  • Construct fully integrated, detailed financial models to support Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) communications.

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Experience Affects Investment Banker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 63%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$100,000

Skills That Affect Investment Banker Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 25%
Financial Modeling
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National Average
$100,000

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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