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Average Investment Banker Salary

$100,402
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$24,566
Bonus
$90,000
Commission
$8,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Investment Banker is $100,402.
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$57k
MEDIAN
$100k
90%
$207k
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$57k - $207k
Bonus
$4k - $175k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $85k
Commission
$26k - $100k
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$52k - $305k
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What Do Investment Bankers Do?

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).

Job Satisfaction for Investment Banker

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Popular Employer Salaries for Investment Banker

The top respondents for the job title Investment Banker are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Wells Fargo Bank and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. where the average pay is $100,000. Wells Fargo Bank pays the lowest at around $60,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Investment Bankers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Investment Bankers?

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 $76,091 based on 26 salaries. An early career Investment Banker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,847 based on 106 salaries. A mid-career Investment Banker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,184 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Investment Banker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $145,755 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $130,541.
Employees with Investment Banker in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.6% more) and New York, New York (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (25.3% less), Houston, Texas (12.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 241 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.8%
Early Career
44.0%
Mid Career
17.0%
Experienced
19.9%
Late Career
8.3%

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