Investment Principal Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (close to a third on average) of overall compensation for Investment Principals, and the median take-home for this group lies near $83K. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Investment Principals who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,242 - $156,771
MEDIAN: $76,000

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$50,018 - $220,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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.

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $94K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($62K) on average. For Investment Principals, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $172K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Investment Principal Salaries

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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%