Junior banker salaries go from $100k to $110k to $120k

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Junior banker salaries go from $100k to $110k to $120k

How much will you earn as an analyst, associate, or vice president in an investment bank on Wall Street in 2021? That depends on where you work. 

While most banks have now hiked junior investment banker salaries to the new normal of $100k in the first year, some banks have gone one step beyond and some boutiques are going one step further still. 

As the chart below shows, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America (we think, maybe), Jefferies and William Blair are all paying first year analysts $110k. 

Now, however, Evercore has reportedly taken things to another level. The boutique bank, which spent an average of $755k per head on compensation last year, has increased first year salaries to $120k according to Business Insider, plus a $15k starting bonus. In doing so, it has almost certainly set a precedent for rival boutiques like Centerview, Perella Weinberg and PJT Partners, which are likely to respond soon. 

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  • Bank of America: $10k and associate and vice presidents salaries by $25k, starting May 1st.
  • Barclays: Analysts' salaries are increasing by $15,000 and its U.S. associates and vice presidents by $25,000.
  • Citi: Salaries are increasing by $15,000 to $25,000 for analysts, associates and VPs.
  • Credit Suisse: $20k lifestyle bonuses for VP and below, plus unspecified salary increases, rumored to be $5-$10k.
  • JPMorgan: $15k salary rises for first year, second year, third year analysts.
  • UBS: First-year analyst base salary now $100k, second year $105k, third year $110k. First year associate $175k, second year associate $200k, third year associate $225k. Director salary $275k.

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