Investment Principal Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Investment Principals — about one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $83K. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and more than half earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Investment Principals. There are more male Investment Principals than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$44,242 - $156,771
MEDIAN: $76,000

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$50,018 - $220,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $94K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Investment Principals make a median salary of $73K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary 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 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%