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Investment Banking Analyst Salary

Earnings for Investment Banking Analysts in the United States come in at around $64K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Investment Banking Analysts varies from around $45K to approximately $96K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $31K and $19K, respectively. Men account for the majority of Investment Banking Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,261 - $78,684
MEDIAN: $64,369

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$42,261 - $78,684  
$3,425 - $30,767  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $19,392  
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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).
$45,031 - $95,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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.


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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A lot of Investment Banking Analysts move on to become Investment Banking Associates, that group gets paid a slightly higher $81K on average.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst

Investment Banking Analysts report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis. Most people who know Financial Analysis also know Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Investment Banking Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Investment Banking Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), Boston (+5 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries

Financial Modeling
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Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 4%