Comp Breakdown

Investment Analyst in AM - Equities

Say, your all in is 300k. How does it normally break down between base and bonus? Any insights would be appreciated.

Comments (3)

  • Investment Manager in HF - Macro
Feb 18, 2020

It will all depend. At the more junior levels (which is that comp level) a reasonable assumption is about 50/50 (with sometimes more on the bonus). This can be pretty firm dependent, smaller firms (and if you have more direct ties to the PnL) might be as high as 2/3 bonus, but 50/50 is what I've seen.

This shift more towards bonus/equity the more senior you become.

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Most Helpful
Feb 18, 2020

There are many funds that more-or-less stop increasing base salary at ~$150k for anyone who is not very senior; all incremental income comes in the form of bonus. Thus, someone who is a few years into their buyside career and makes ~$300k would likely be around 50/50 base/bonus, as a prior poster noted. But if, say, 2 years later that same person made $450k, the split would be more like 33/67 base/bonus.

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  • Research Associate in HF - Event
Feb 18, 2020
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