Best and worst paying jobs in Finance

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In its latest study, Emolument.com analysed 4,000 salaries from senior finance professionals (directors) working in London, to find which are the highest and lowest paying jobs. Results show that investment banks are still home to most of the City’s best paying jobs, while rating agencies and research firms cannot compete with asset managers nor banks when it comes to pay.

Five best paying jobs:

IndustryJobSalaryBonusTotal
BankingM&A£168,000£140,000£308,000
BankingTrading£175,000£120,000£295,000
BankingInstitutional Sales£175,000£113,000£288,000
BankingStructuring£164,000£105,000£269,000
BankingOrigination & Syndication£162,000£103,000£265,000

 

Five worst paying jobs:

IndustryJobSalaryBonusTotal
Asset ManagementRisk & Actuary £118,000£24,000£142,000
Rating agencyRating Analysis £111,000£28,000£139,000
Rating agencyResearch / Economist £110,000£24,000£134,000
BankingMiddle & Back Office£102,000£26,000£128,000
Asset ManagementMiddle & Back Office £92,000£20,000£112,000

Alice Leguay, Co-Founder & CMO at Emolument.com said: “While base salaries have increased in the last few years, regulation has squeezed banking bonuses.

“Meanwhile, buy-side firms, especially those not subject to pay regulations such as hedge funds and VC firms have been looking increasingly attractive for bankers looking to retain top paying positions in the industry.”

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