Working in the back office isn’t what it once was. Investment banks and buy-side firms alike are increasingly making use of ‘higher value’ locations – to coin a phrase from Goldman Sachs – and relatively transactional roles that still offered attractive salaries have now become average paying jobs in locations as diverse as India, the Philippines, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Glasgow and Bournemouth.
And yet some roles remain in more developed financial centres and can offer base pay in excess of six figures. In keeping with a series of recent articles focused on high-paying jobs in different areas of finance, we’ve scoured the salary surveys of recruiters Hudson, Michael Page, Robert Half and Robert Walters to draw out some of the most well-remunerated mid-level back office jobs.
These are base salaries only, and have been converted into U.S. dollars for ease of comparison.