This site has been incredibly helpful to me over the years so I thought I'd do one of these as an attempt to give back.
I'm currently a Corp Banking Associate for top 10 US commercial bank (e.g. US Bank, PNC, STRH, BBT, 5/3). I've been in Corp Banking since I graduated and have really enjoyed it.
From the south and currently live in tier 2-3 city. Married with two young kids. Marriage was harder during the analyst days but nothing terrible. I'm up for VP promote this year and will likely continue down the corp Banking path.
Hours at analyst level were 60-80 per week. I'm now working 40-70 depending on deal flow.
Comp is roughly 2/3rds base - currently around $200k all in.