IB salary is low - you’re making peanuts!

Stumbled across this chart and found it to be fascinating.  The person working as a teller for WF wishes they were in IBD at WF and the IB guy at WF wishes they were at GS and GS guy wishes they were at a MF and it's so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others that you can get completely detached from the real world. Your bonus in one year is likely greater than the average person in Haiti or Somalia's lifetime earnings. 

From 2016 so slightly outdated and purchasing power parity is different across the world but still, goddamn. Getting paid six figures out of undergrad is pretty legendary in itself. We're doing just fine. Even if you work for Nomura..


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