Investment Banking Analyst Salary (United States)

Nearly nine in ten of Investment Banking Analysts report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $70,751 annually on average. Compensation generally starts at $43,933 and does not exceed $98,006 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Male Investment Banking Analysts far outnumber their female counterparys in the field. The majority of Investment Banking Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Investment Banking Analyst Salary (?
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$41,520 - $78,255
MEDIAN: $62,981
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National Salary Data

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$41,520 - $78,255  
$3,943 - $33,221  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,933  
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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).
$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

  • 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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For Investment Banking Analysts, career advancement usually has a positive, though somewhat slight, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Associate - Investment Banking will earn $10,183 more than someone not as far along in their career.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst

Investment Banking Analysts usually report a few specific skills. Financial Modeling is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 5 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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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For Investment Banking Analysts, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. 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

Financial Modeling
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

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