Jobs in investment banking operations never reach the sort of sums paid in front office positions, but you can still earn good money in the back office.
The broad range of roles in operations makes it difficult to give an overall average, but the breakdown of roles below gives you an idea of the sort of salaries to expect. In addition to the 'core' operations functions, it's worth noting that operations professional involved in change management projects - namely, making the function more efficient - earn far more. A programme manager in London earns £150k ($230k), according to recruiters Robert Walters. Other senior roles in pay £75-90k ($115-140k), it suggests.