Investment Banker Salary

An Investment Banker earns an average salary of $81,779 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. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Modeling.
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$40,867 - $200,786
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$41K
$82K
$200K
MEDIAN: $81,778
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$14.11 - $41.40
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$41
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$40,867 - $200,786  
   
Bonus
$974 - $143,908  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $148,994  
Commission
$3,052 - $14,740  
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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$42,921 - $296,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.11 - $41.40  
   
Overtime
$6.88 - $59.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$974 - $143,908  
   
Commission
$3,052 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $148,994  
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).
)
$42,921 - $296,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Investment Banker

When companies, organizations, or government entities need to raise capital, one of the best ways to do so is to turn to the services of an investment banker. Investment bankers are the highly skilled professionals at financial institutions who examine an entity's financial health, capital needs, and goals. Then they recommend a strategy to improve or manifest them. The investment banker then acts as a go-between for the organization looking to raise money and those looking to make financial investments.

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Investment Banker Tasks

  • 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 41%

National Average
$98,000



Skills That Affect Investment Banker Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 26%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 22%


National Average
$98,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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