Investment Banking Analyst Salary

Average Investment Banking Analysts in the United States make around $62K per year. In the world of Investment Banking Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $44K and $94K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $31K and $20K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Investment Banking Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Investment Banking Analysts survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,142 - $77,610

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$41,142 - $77,610  
$2,472 - $30,565  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,574  
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$44,406 - $93,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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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 increased earnings if they become Investment Banking Associates. This seems to be a popular career move, and Investment Banking Associate earn a slightly higher median of $81K annually.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst

Investment Banking Analysts report a narrow range of specific 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 and Financial Analysis. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference by Location

For Investment Banking Analysts, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Investment Banking Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+10 percent), Boston (+9 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
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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 22 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: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 6%