Compensation Guides

Discover how much money you can earn in financial jobs.

Salary Guides for Finance and Business

CFI is compiling extensive salary guides across broad categories of finance and business. Careers that are currently covered (or are in the process of being covered) include accounting, finance, IT, paralegal, lawyer, credit analyst, investment banker, financial analyst, office manager, software engineer, and more!


Salary Guides


By browsing these salary guides you’ll get a general sense of the salaries and total compensation in a wide range of industries and professions.  This will ensure you’ll be well calibrated when you go to an interview or head into a negotiation. These guides are designed to give a general sense of compensation, and it always important to adjust salaries based on location (country and city), as well as company size (large vs small, private vs public).


Featured Salary Guides

Investment Banker Salary

How much is an investment banker’s salary? On an absolute basis, investment bankers are some of the highest paid professionals for their age.  As a new hire, you can expect to earn over $100,000 straight out of school, which will probably blow most of your classmates out of the water.  But the investment banker salary...

CFA® Salary Guide

Total compensation and salary guide Compensation for CFA® charterholders typically consists of a combination of base salary, cash performance-based bonuses, and some type of equity or profit sharing.  Charterholders can have salaries that are quite high, relative to other professionals in the finance industry. The general formula to calculate total compensation is below: Base Salary...

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