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Investment Principal Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (approximately one in three) of final income for Investment Principals. That final number averages out to $80K across the industry. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Investment Principals are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Investment Principals. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,546 - $154,695
MEDIAN: $67,961

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$44,546 - $154,695  
$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).
$50,679 - $209,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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.

Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $94K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $61K. Investment Principals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Investment Principals who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $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 16 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 18%