Investment Banking Analyst Salary

For Investment Banking Analysts, annual average wages total $63K per year. Cash earnings for Investment Banking Analysts — including $32K in bonuses and $19K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $97K depending on individual performance. Most Investment Banking Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Male Investment Banking Analysts far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,748 - $77,815
(Median)
$42K
$63K
$78K
MEDIAN: $62,787
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,748 - $77,815  
   
Bonus
$2,506 - $32,298  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $19,392  
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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$44,626 - $97,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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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Many Investment Banking Analysts advance their careers by becoming Investment Banking Associates, who report a slightly higher median income of $81K.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst


Investment Banking Analysts usually 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference by Location


For Investment Banking Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Investment Banking Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+12 percent), Boston (+8 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries


Mergers and Acquisitions
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National Average
$69,000

Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 6%
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