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A review of the eFinancialCareers Compensation Survey

Welcome to the 2021 eFinancialCareers compensation survey.


Based on over 4,500 responses to our salary and bonus survey between July and September, this year’s survey offers an insight into where pay has been strongest as we approach the new bonus round. In a year when the emphasis has been very strongly

on working hours, it also suggests which roles pay well on an hourly basis and which don’t.


When total compensation is considered on a per-hour basis, sales and trading jobs pays better than any other role in banking, and the buy-side pays much better than the sell-side. Quants have a higher average hourly compensation people in the investment banking division, but they work nearly 30% fewer hours. Only people in compliance and technology work less than a 50-hour average week.

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