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Investment Banking Analyst Salary

Median pay for Investment Banking Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $64K annually. In the world of Investment Banking Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $45K and $98K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $34K and $4K, respectively. The vast majority of Investment Banking Analysts (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Investment Banking Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,544 - $78,817
MEDIAN: $64,441

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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.
$41,544 - $78,817  
$3,891 - $34,102  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $4,470  
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).
$44,848 - $98,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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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 may enjoy an increase in earnings if they become Investment Banking Associates. On average, top-notch roles like Investment Banking Associate will offer $81K annually.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis. Most people experienced in 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, 23 percent above the national average. Investment Banking Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+10 percent), New York (+7 percent), Boston (+4 percent), and Chicago (+1 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries

Financial Modeling
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National Average

Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.


17 %
83 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 6%