William Blair Pay Bump

An1 110k

An2 115k 

Aso1 175k

Will be interesting to see if this trend continues. Just got the update via email.

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 28, 2021 - 7:11pm


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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 28, 2021 - 8:47pm

It literally says in the succeeding sentences that total compensation will likely rise given firm performance. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 28, 2021 - 8:47pm

This doesn't really paint the full picture, email also mentioned that median comp would be higher.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 28, 2021 - 9:03pm

Are bonuses still expected to be standard (median 60% according to wso database)? 

Jul 28, 2021 - 10:22pm

Depends on group and individual performance (obvi). Bonus expectations are tricky because many firms look at "total compensation" versus "it was 100% base before the raise so now it will also be 100% of the new base as well"... The median figures on WSO database are bad numbers, I suspect potentially due to stub amounts.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 28, 2021 - 11:50pm

Is this now top of street? Figure it puts some pressure on EBs who like to pay absolute top of market, and also an interesting move by Blair- they could've easily been at the market paying 100k but are clearly trying to make a statement coming out this high.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 29, 2021 - 12:08pm

Yup, definitely some of those specialty boutiques that I know pay crazy, but just in terms of the names discussed a lot on this site in the BB/EB/MM market, I think Blair is the top now? 

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 29, 2021 - 2:31pm

Did these three banks used to pay top of market? Pretty sure Blair was 85 before which is in line with BBs and below EBs.

Aug 4, 2021 - 11:31am

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