Investment Principal Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (slightly less than a third) of final income for Investment Principals. That final number averages out to $89K across the industry. Male Investment Principals who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Most Investment Principals report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,394 - $155,616
MEDIAN: $84,426

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$44,394 - $155,616  
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$50,349 - $247,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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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 $68K. Investment Principals with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $172K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 20%