Investment Principal Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Investment Principals — nearly one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $80K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Investment Principals are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 69 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,166 - $152,902
MEDIAN: $67,095

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$50,018 - $261,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 $78K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $61K. Investment Principals claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $172K.

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Experience Affects Investment Principal Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


31 %
69 %

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: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 16%