Investment Banking Analyst Salary

Investment Banking Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $63K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Investment Banking Analysts approaches anywhere from $46K on the lower end to $97K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $34K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Most Investment Banking Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Investment Banking Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,654 - $84,364
(Median)
$42K
$63K
$84K
MEDIAN: $63,152
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$18.73 - $36.55
(Median)
$19
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,654 - $84,364  
   
Bonus
$2,936 - $34,033  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,574  
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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$45,690 - $96,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.73 - $36.55  
   
Overtime
$34.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,936 - $34,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,574  
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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$45,690 - $96,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Investment Banking Analyst

An investment banking analyst is an entry-level position at most investment banks and financial firms. The position is a stepping stone for further advancement and responsibility in banking. Investment analysts work with more senior members of the company on various investment banking transactions. The most common duties for investment analysts are producing deal-related materials, performing industry research, performing financial analyses, and collecting materials for due diligence.

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Investment Banking Analyst Tasks

  • Conduct analysis and construct models to evaluate the financial performance of companies or industries.
  • Make recommendations for investments based on company and industry research.

Common Career Paths for Investment Banking Analyst


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Investment Banking Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Investment Banking Associate, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $84K per year.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst


Investment Banking Analysts only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Financial Analysis are similarly competent in Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,527

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Investment Banking Analysts, 26 percent higher than the national average. Investment Banking Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Boston (+8 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries


Mergers and Acquisitions
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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