Investment Banking Analyst Salary

Investment Banking Analysts in the United States take home an average $62K per year. Final cash compensation to Investment Banking Analysts varies from around $45K to approximately $95K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $31K and $20K, respectively. Most Investment Banking Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Investment Banking Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,416 - $80,736

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National Salary Data (?
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$41,416 - $80,736  
$2,453 - $31,060  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $19,866  
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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).
$44,782 - $94,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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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Moving into an Investment Banking Associate position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $83K annually.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst

Survey takers who work as Investment Banking Analysts report a focused set of job 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Financial Analysis also know Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference by Location

For Investment Banking Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Investment Banking Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+13 percent), Boston (+9 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%