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Investment Principal Salary

An average Investment Principal in the United States can expect to take home roughly $83K annually. Most Investment Principals report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Investment Principals (66 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$46,030 - $166,654
MEDIAN: $83,442

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National Salary Data (?
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$46,030 - $166,654  
$250.00 - $66,500  
$5,000 - $165,000  
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).
$53,198 - $261,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.

The average inexperienced worker earns $94K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $76K. For Investment Principals, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $80K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $172K.

Experience Affects Investment Principal Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%