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Investment Banking Analyst Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, just under nine-tenths of Investment Banking Analysts have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $63K annually. In the world of Investment Banking Analysts, overall income ranges from $44K near the bottom to $98K at the top; this can include more than $33K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. In this field, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Investment Banking Analysts are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Investment Banking Analyst Salary (?
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$41,520 - $78,255
MEDIAN: $62,981
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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$41,520 - $78,255  
$3,943 - $33,221  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,933  
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).
$43,933 - $98,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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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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Investment Banking Analysts tend to move into Investment Banking Associate roles, where pay is $81K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst

Professional skills reported by Investment Banking Analysts are few in number. Those who have experience with Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis. Those proficient in Financial Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference By Location

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Investment Banking Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Investment Banking Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+7 percent) and Boston (+3 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 6%