Welcome to eFinancialCareers guide to compensation in banking and finance.

Which finance and banking roles pay the most?

What are salaries and bonuses like for different jobs in investment banking and finance? How many hours do you work? Which jobs pay the most per hour? How does pay progress with experience? 

Based on 4,539 global responses to our salary and bonus survey between July and September 2021, the eFinancialCareers compensation guide offers detailed insights into pay for key front, middle and back office jobs in banks and the buy-side globally in 2021. 

As well as salary and bonus information for jobs in M&A, sales and trading, quant, risk, research, compliance, we have data on average working hours in key sectors, plus a breakdown of which roles pay the most in which regions globally.  

Pay isn’t everything, but it helps to know what you’re worth.