Investment Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $87K annually. Job satisfaction for Investment Officers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Investment Officers survey respondents are men (78 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,987 - $137,349
MEDIAN: $86,815

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$60,987 - $137,349  
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$61,389 - $160,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Job Description for Investment Officer

  • Review and analyze current and potential investment opportunities, creating risk metrics.
  • Understand and communicate regulations, laws, and other key frameworks.
  • Report on investments, losses, and returns in documents and presentations.
  • Create a strategy for investment that meets risk, returns, and communication goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Investment Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Investment Officers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. During the first five years of their careers, Investment Officers see a median income of $75K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $86K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $125K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $159K.

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Experience Affects Investment Officer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Investment Officer Salaries

Due Diligence
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Investment Management
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National Average

Financial Analysis
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Portfolio Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


22 %
78 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 9%