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Investment Banking Analyst Salary

The average Investment Banking Analyst in the United States earns approximately $64K annually. In the world of Investment Banking Analysts, overall income ranges from $45K near the bottom to $96K at the top; this can include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The vast majority of Investment Banking Analysts (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Investment Banking Analysts is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,597 - $78,767
MEDIAN: $64,064

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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.
$41,597 - $78,767  
$3,439 - $31,182  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,574  
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).
$44,916 - $95,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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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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Many Investment Banking Analysts move into Investment Banking Associate roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $81K per year.

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Popular Skills for Investment Banking Analyst

Survey takers who work as Investment Banking Analysts usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Financial Modeling.

Pay Difference by Location

For Investment Banking Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Investment Banking Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+9 percent), Boston (+4 percent), Minneapolis (+2 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent).

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Skills That Affect Investment Banking Analyst Salaries

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 39 votes.


14 %
86 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 5%