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Investment Principal Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Investment Principals — about one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $83K. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Male Investment Principals are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Most Investment Principals report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$44,089 - $158,927
MEDIAN: $76,000

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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.
$44,089 - $158,927  
$0.00 - $64,517  
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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).
$49,679 - $223,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Investment Principal

  • Make presentations on investment opportunities.
  • Analyze existing market and identify opportunities and risks.
  • Create and verify documentation for due diligence, underwriting and management.
  • Work with clients and sales teams to exceed expectations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Investment Principal

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

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $94K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $61K. Investment Principals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $172K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


37 %
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 19%