Investment Banking Analyst Salary

The average Investment Banking Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $62K per year. In the world of Investment Banking Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $44K and $97K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $32K and $19K, respectively. Men account for the majority of Investment Banking Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Investment Banking Analysts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,582 - $77,684
MEDIAN: $62,336

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$41,582 - $77,684  
$2,522 - $31,797  
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).
$44,406 - $96,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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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Many Investment Banking Analysts advance into a slightly higher-paying Investment Banking Associate position. Average compensation for Investment Banking Associates is $81K.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst

Investment Banking Analysts note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Investment Banking Analysts in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Investment Banking Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+13 percent), Boston (+8 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Chicago (+3 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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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


16 %
84 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%