Average Investment Banker Salary

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The average salary for an Investment Banker is $99,008.
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$54k - $207k
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$103 - $193k
$49k - $102k
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$58k - $320k

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Job Description for Investment Banker

Investment Banker Tasks
  • Assist companies, organizations, governments and their agencies in raising public or private money through debt and/or equity.
  • Construct fully integrated, detailed financial models to support Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) communications.
  • Perform valuation analyses using various methodologies such as trading and transaction comparisons (comps), discounted cash flow and leveraged buyout (LBOs).
  • Conduct industry and company research to engage clients and develop new business.
  • Participate and manage all stages of the transaction process from opening pitch to closing investment contract(s).

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Popular Skills for Investment Banker

Skills that pay less than market rate include Banking, Investment Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Modeling and Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Banker

An entry-level Investment Banker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,872 based on 29 salaries. An early career Investment Banker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,884 based on 132 salaries. A mid-career Investment Banker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,423 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Investment Banker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,435 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,498.
Employees with Investment Banker in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.7% more) and New York, New York (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (21.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (19.2% less).

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