Morgan Stanley Salaries

3 total salary submissions
Avg. Hours Worked (97%)

The average hours worked chart shows the distribution of average hours worked per week generated based on the Compensation data at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the adjusted average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each workload given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more data points, the confidence of a "true measure" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

62.6
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  • Over 90 Hrs
Relative Compensation (97%)

The Relative Compensation is a score from 1 star (very bad) to 5 stars (excellent) generated based on the Company Reviews of current and former employees at this company based on relative pay.

The number you see in the middle of the donut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.5
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Average Morgan Stanley Salary

3.7
Total Median Pay
$65,000
Median Base Pay
$55,000
Median Bonus Pay
$10,000

How much does Morgan Stanley pay?

Base range:
$25,000 - $75,000

For this salary and bonus range, Low is the 10th Percentile and High is the 90th Percentile. These ranges are from employer specific salaries submitted by WSO members.

Bonus range:
$10,000 - $10,000

Morgan Stanley pays an average salary of $55,000 per year. This base compensation is the equivalent of $28 per hour assuming a 40 hour work week (2,000 hours per year). The actual average hours worked per week at Morgan Stanley based on our data is actually 63 hours, which would bring down the true effective hourly rate to $18 on average. If you include the average bonus of $10,000, then the total average pay at Morgan Stanley would be $65,000 per year or $21 per hour at the 63 hour work week.

There's a wide range between what the company pays the top 20 percent and the bottom 20 percent of earners. This is largely dependent on seniority and location. Morgan Stanley pays the highest-paid employees over $183,500 a year, while the lowest-paid employees are paid less than $74,500. Morgan Stanley employees in different groups or divisions tend to have different salaries as well.For example, employees in the Natural Resources sector earn an average yearly salary of $225,000.While employees in the Operations sector earn an average yearly salary of $60,000. Additionally, geographic location can impact the compensation for employees at Morgan Stanley as well. Based on the WSO data, Morgan Stanley employees in Hong Kong and Chicago get paid the most.

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Highest Paying Jobs at Morgan Stanley

Year
Job Title
Group/Division
Location
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
1st Year Associate
Year 2022
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Mergers and Acquisitions
Location Los Angeles
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
1st Year Associate
Year 2019
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Executive Director
Year 2020
Job Title Executive Director
Group/Division FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Executive Director
Year 2018
Job Title Executive Director
Group/Division Sales and Trading
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Executive Director
Year 2019
Job Title Executive Director
Group/Division Mergers and Acquisitions
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Executive Director
Year 2019
Job Title Executive Director
Group/Division Mergers and Acquisitions
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Vice President
Year 2020
Job Title Vice President
Group/Division Investments
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Year 2016
Job Title
Group/Division Equities
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Vice President
Year 2020
Job Title Vice President
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Vice President
Year 2021
Job Title Vice President
Group/Division Investment Banking
Location New york
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus

Average Pay by City for Morgan Stanley

Below we use 3 salary submissions to order the is the total average compensation by city for Morgan Stanley. Cost of living across the world varies a lot, so this data gives you a sense if there are significant adjustments for higher cost of living. Looking at the WSO data, the city with the highest average salary is Hong Kong, where employees earn an average salary of $180,000.

Salaries by Location at Morgan Stanley

Rank
City
Total pay Range
Range of $/hr
Hong Kong
Rank 1
City Hong Kong
Total pay Range $85,000 - $195,000
Range of $/hr $43/hr - $98/hr
Chicago
Rank 2
City Chicago
Total pay Range $70,000 - $185,000
Range of $/hr $35/hr - $93/hr
New York
Rank 3
City New York
Total pay Range $75,000 - $160,000
Range of $/hr $38/hr - $80/hr
Menlo Park
Rank 4
City Menlo Park
Total pay Range $110,000 - $150,000
Range of $/hr $55/hr - $75/hr
London
Rank 5
City London
Total pay Range $95,000 - $150,000
Range of $/hr $48/hr - $75/hr
San Francisco
Rank 6
City San Francisco
Total pay Range $84,500 - $147,500
Range of $/hr $42/hr - $74/hr
Houston
Rank 7
City Houston
Total pay Range $84,000 - $135,000
Range of $/hr $42/hr - $68/hr
Philadelphia
Rank 8
City Philadelphia
Total pay Range $65,000 - $104,000
Range of $/hr $33/hr - $52/hr
Baltimore
Rank 9
City Baltimore
Total pay Range $44,850 - $65,000
Range of $/hr $22/hr - $33/hr

Morgan Stanley Salaries by Department

Salaries at Morgan Stanley depend on the group, division, department or function. Employees who work in the Natural Resources group tend to get paid the most at at Morgan Stanley, earning an average yearly salary of $225,000. Employees in the Quantitative Research receive relatively high salaries as well, where wages average $190,000 per year. A division that does not pay as well at Morgan Stanley includes the Operations group, with employees earning $60,000 on average.

Rank
Department
Average Pay
Average Hourly Pay
Natural Resources
Rank 1
Department Natural Resources
Average Pay $225,000
Average Hourly Pay $113/hr
Quantitative Research
Rank 2
Department Quantitative Research
Average Pay $190,000
Average Hourly Pay $95/hr
Debt Capital Markets
Rank 3
Department Debt Capital Markets
Average Pay $175,000
Average Hourly Pay $88/hr
Public Finance
Rank 4
Department Public Finance
Average Pay $170,000
Average Hourly Pay $85/hr
Equity Research
Rank 5
Department Equity Research
Average Pay $158,000
Average Hourly Pay $79/hr
Structured Products
Rank 6
Department Structured Products
Average Pay $150,000
Average Hourly Pay $75/hr
Prime Brokerage
Rank 7
Department Prime Brokerage
Average Pay $147,500
Average Hourly Pay $74/hr
Ficc Fixed Income Currency And Commodities
Rank 8
Department Ficc Fixed Income Currency And Commodities
Average Pay $147,500
Average Hourly Pay $74/hr
Private Equity
Rank 9
Department Private Equity
Average Pay $145,000
Average Hourly Pay $73/hr
Leveraged Finance
Rank 10
Department Leveraged Finance
Average Pay $145,000
Average Hourly Pay $73/hr

Recently Added Morgan Stanley Salaries

Year
Job Title
Group/Division
Location
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
2nd Year Associate
Year 2024
Job Title 2nd Year Associate
Group/Division Healthcare
Location NEW YORK
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
2nd Year Associate
Year 2024
Job Title 2nd Year Associate
Group/Division Healthcare
Location New York City
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
Intern
Year 2024
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Prime Brokerage
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
2nd Year Analyst
Year 2023
Job Title 2nd Year Analyst
Group/Division Securities Underwriting
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus
1st Year Associate
Year 2024
Job Title 1st Year Associate
Group/Division Corporate Finance
Location New York
Pay Rate/Type
Bonus