Here's how much M&A bankers earn in the U.K., the U.S., Germany and Switzerland

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Where the rich bankers work

Where the rich bankers work

Are you thinking of working in M&A? Do you want to know how much you'll earn? Are you working in M&A already and wondering whether you're paid fairly? Are you thinking of working in M&A in the U.K., the U.S., Germany or Switzerland and wondering how much you'll make in salary and bonus? We have all the answers.

A new pay and bonus survey suggests M&A pay is far higher in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. The average M&A banker in the U.S. earns a salary of €107k ($147k) and a bonus of €94k ($129k), or $276k in total according to recruitment firm Carlton Senior Appointments. By comparison, the average M&A banker in London earns $268k, the average M&A banker in Switzerland earns $237k, and the average M&A banker in Germany earns a merest $186k...

Carlton survey

Carlton has also produced the following table on pay for M&A bankers by seniority globally. Results are skewed towards Europe.

Carlton survey 2

 

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