The 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Finance

September 21st, 2018

By Jack Kalb, Toronto Financial Recruiter

Money is always a consideration when considering career paths. One of the reasons people get into finance is they like working with money and they like to make money, as well. While you can expect to be compensated well if you work in finance and accounting, some jobs pay better than others. Therefore, it’s important to understand which jobs pay well when defining your career path.

Based on data compiled from LinkedIn, Business Insider compiled a list of the best paying jobs in Finance.

Aine Cain explains how the list was compiled:

“The jobs are all taken from the banking, capital markets, financial services, insurance, investment banking, investment management, venture capital, and private equity industries. C-suite titles were nixed from the search. LinkedIn calculated median base salaries, as well as median total salaries, which included additional compensation like annual bonuses, sign-on bonuses, stock options, and commission.”

The 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Finance

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Here are the highest paying jobs in finance:

  1. Managing director: $375,000
  2. Managing partner: total salary $236,000
  3. Investment banking associate: total salary $235,000
  4. Treasurer: total salary $200,000
  5. Director of analytics: total salary $192,000
  6. Research director: total salary $190,000
  7. Tax director: total salary $187,000
  8. Private equity associate: total salary $180,000
  9. Direct of financial planning and analysis: total salary $180,000
  10. Director of product management: total salary $170,000

Other well-paying finance jobs include director of operations, director of product development, finance software developer, director of engineering, and director of risk management.

As one would expect, senior level roles dominate the list. What the list of top paying jobs tells finance professionals is which streams are the most lucrative. The list also suggests there are many diverse finance career paths that offer a high earning potential.

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Jack Kalb

Jack Kalb is a Recruitment Consultant as part of the Accounting & Finance team, specializing in placing talent with mid-sized public accounting firms.