M&A, dream American


Emolument.com has examined 2014/2013 salary and bonus data from 680 M&A professionals working in London.


Highlights:

  • No surprise, M&A careers offer nice compensations evolution possibilities... total compensation increases in average by 77% between two seniority levels.
  • Patience! High bonuses will come. If bonus only represents 15% of the base salary at analyst level, it raises to 134% of base salary at MD level.
  • American top banks reward better than European top banks: base salaries are in average 19% higher at each level of seniority in US top banks than in European top banks...

TitleBase salaryBonusTotal compensation
Intern£40,000£0£40,000
Analyst£45,000£7,000£52,000
Associate£62,000£23,000£85,000
VP£108,000£65,000£173,000
Director£157,000£169,000£326,000
MD£233,000£312,000£545,000

Intern_Analyst_salary_bonus
Top US banks  Top European banks  
TitleBase salaryBonusTotal compensation Base salaryBonusTotal compensation
Analyst£48,000£15,000£63,000£42,000£7,000£49,000
Associate£70,000£34,000£104,000£51,000£11,000£62,000
VP£131,000£138,000£269,000£109,000£56,000£164,000
Director£186,000£226,000£412,000£163,000£183,000£346,000
MD£276,000£433,000£710,000£251,000£458,000£709,000

 

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