Salary Guides for Finance and Business

Access detailed salary and bonus data across different finance and business careers so you know how much pay to expect.

Author: Andy Yan
Andy Yan
Andy Yan
Investment Banking | Corporate Development

Before deciding to pursue his MBA, Andy previously spent two years at Credit Suisse in Investment Banking, primarily working on M&A and IPO transactions. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Andy was a Business Analyst Intern for Capital One and worked as an associate for Cambridge Realty Capital Companies.

Andy graduated from University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics and is currently an MBA candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in Analytical Finance.

Reviewed By: Christy Grimste
Christy Grimste
Christy Grimste
Real Estate | Investment Property Sales

Christy currently works as a senior associate for EdR Trust, a publicly traded multi-family REIT. Prior to joining EdR Trust, Christy works for CBRE in investment property sales. Before completing her MBA and breaking into finance, Christy founded and education startup in which she actively pursued for seven years and works as an internal auditor for the U.S. Department of State and CIA.

Christy has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administrations from the University of London.

Last Updated:November 29, 2023

Compensation Guides

WSO leverages our proprietary salary data collected directly from finance professionals in the WSO Company Database to give you detailed insight into compensation data and trends by industry, groups and firms.   This includes salaries and bonuses collected across positions in investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, consulting, accounting, corporate finance, FP&A and more. 

By reading these salary guides, you can get a good understanding of what to expect in terms of compensation as you progress in your career. These articles includes detailed surveys on everything from intern compensation to what you can expect to earn as a bonus when you're a managing director working in investment banking.

Popular Salary and Pay Guides

Below are the most popular compensation guides across finance jobs. These positions tend to pay very well which is probably why so many people want to know what their bonus potential could be in their future career!

Financial Modeling Salary Guide

In the corporate world, financial models form the base for decision-making. Because of their ability to convert information to data, they can help decision-makers objectively make decisions based on the possible outcomes and the levels of risks associated with various alternatives. Consequently, they are the most crucial tools for optimal decision-making to obtain the best results. Read on to find how much financial modelers are paid.

Investment Banker Salary

Investment banking (IB) is a part of banking that offers services related to raising capital to other companies and sometimes even governments. Investment banks (referred to as "banks" here) employ investment bankers (referred to as "bankers" here) who routinely guide their clients through vast and complicated transactions. This article takes you through the typical pay for an investment banker across various sections and geographies.

Private Equity Salary Guide

A Private Equity (PE) firm is a pooled investment vehicle that collects capital from other funds, institutional investors, wealthy individuals, etc., to invest in private businesses. They convince capital owners to invest their assets with them and charge a fee to manage and grow these assets. This article explores how much you can make in private equity.

Hedge Fund Salary Guide

Hedge funds are actively managed pooled investment vehicles whose managers use sophisticated techniques such as short-selling and derivatives to trade, construct portfolios, and manage risk to achieve above-market returns. They are generally considered risky by investors due to the choice of techniques and instruments and fall under the "alternative investments" category. Read on to find out how much hedge funds professionals make.