Investment banking compensation ranking

By | February 10, 2013

Now that bonus compensation figures for 2012 are out, here is the ranking average front office employee compensation at the top firms. Blackstone seems the place to be, and Deutsche Bank appears as the most notable payer among bulge brackets. On the other side, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse have been rather stingy, and RBS… well, no surprise there.

1. Blackstone – $3.6bn (total compensation pot in 2011), $810,717 (average staff payout)

2. Greenhill & Co – $159.9m, $551,379

3. Deutsche Bank (investment bank only) – $8.07bn, $510,474

4. Lazard – $1.7bn, $501,415

5. Goldman Sachs – $15.4bn, $431,000

6. UBS Investment Bank – $6.95bn, $418,009

7. J.P. Morgan (investment bank only) – $9.7bn, $380,000

8. Credit Suisse (investment banking) – $297,944

9. Morgan Stanley – $16.0bn, $256,000

?. Royal Bank of Scotland Global Banking & Markets – Average bonus payout of $76,900

Sources: Bloomberg, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal

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