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Stock Market Investor Salary – 5 Investment Jobs Explained (and what they pay)


Stock Market Investor Salary – How to Choose

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Correction: CFP stands for Certified Financial Planner, not Chartered.

It can be confusing trying to understand the jobs that exist within the world of investments, so today I wanted to cover 5 common positions and discuss the tasks they entail, their pros and cons, and the average salary for those working in those positions.

Jobs Discussed: Investment Bankers, Analysts, Traders, Advisors, and Portfolio Managers

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  1. The Plain Bagel
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Happy Friday everyone! If you've worked in the field, what has your experience been? And if you're looking to enter the industry, where are you aiming to end up? Let me know down below πŸ™‚

  2. Sathya
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Oh man PM’s around 100k for such high pressure job that is too low. Even a software tester makes more than that. How about quants and risk folks. What do you think, financial engineering vs CFA vs FRM.

  3. prince wembo
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Is this a base salary without bonus?

  4. LiquidM3th
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Private Equity firms call their analysts Investment analysts too

  5. seattlegrrlie
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    As an automotive sales, I could see myself transitioning to financial planner. Assisting clients to manage their money better, be less emotional about it, and offer options that best fit their needs… for a fee, of course πŸ˜‰

  6. Shrek is Love
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    first year analyst at BBs make 100k base salary, and bonus is 75-100% of base

  7. Nicole
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    you left out most of wealth management πŸ™ no love for the IRs

  8. Majid Areef
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Is CFA relevant to Investment banking?

  9. crazyidiot101
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    All your pay figures are based on the lowest tier firms. Real PMs get 500K+ base plus bonus.

  10. Matthew Vogelsang
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    never heard of a Chartered Financial Planner lol

  11. Tommy Harris
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Who cares

  12. Daniel Cowen
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    These salaries are terrible, pursue some real jobs

  13. Market Movers Investing
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Great Video man!

  14. jenna zhang
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Intro is way too long

  15. Christian Lindharth
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Is one of these considered a Quant or is that a job on its own?

  16. Joltzzzzful
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    My dream is to invest in CS GO skins πŸ™‚

  17. L T
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am


  18. Aman Bajracharya
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    0:04 "partikhueularly"

  19. yasser aboamoud
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Which one of them is where i drive lamborghini and tell people that I was disparate for money like them before i discovered the secret

  20. Shirt Dirt
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    You forgot quants.

    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Hi I'm thinking of studying finance in college with the aim of being a financial/investment analyst, do you recommend these as a career? Thanks very much for your time

  22. ZeromosProject
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    it would be more interesting if you could do separate vids on how to become investment analyst etc depending on where you live without having to move.

  23. EpicMickey
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Hi Bagel, just wanted to add a bit of insight on investment banking.
    – It is a very entrapping field. The skillset you develop is almost entirely untransferable to any field with comparable pay. This is especially disheartening to those who want to leave the grueling hours, but don't want a 50% pay cut.

    This is mainly because it focuses so heavily on spreadsheet analytics, which doesn't translate into data analysis or data scientist positions (which require coding).

  24. Oliver Schmidt
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Hey, does an investment analyst can be compared with an Banking Analyst regarding to worktime? Thanks very much

  25. Greg T
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Are there any part-time investment jobs for people with full time jobs? I am pursuing a degree in computer science and want to be a full time developer but am also interested in the financial realm if that makes sense

  26. Vince P
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Video starts at 2:10 – please just get on with the freaking content

  27. Sammer Plays
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Is investing a job just want to know

  28. Arvin From The Other Side
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Thank you for the video, The Plain Bagel. I have a question. If a person aims big and wants to become a fund manager of an index fund in the future, what line of job should he enter into if he is a fresh grad? TIA.

  29. k y
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Got to pick a job

  30. Garcia
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am


  31. Cesar David Hernandez Zambrano
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Thaks a lot for this great video.

    I still have a question.

    I'm a civil engineer and I've been considering a career change into the finance area, particularly anything near investments. I want to be realistic about it and since at the beginning of my path I'll have to expect a lower salary, compared to my present position, I'd like to know what the entry level jobs are.

    Any ideas of where to get more information on the topic? Do you have any other video?

    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Great content. πŸ‘

  33. Saint Arj
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    So much involved in the world of trading that I didnt know

  34. Nah.
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Thanks Plain Bagel. I’m planning to study financial economics this year since that’s my love, but not sure if I actually want to work in the field. Thanks for help clearing things up.

  35. Solid God
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    as someone who is in the field imself, the description of Investment Banking is a bit off. M&A is by far the most common field bankers work on, debt and other teams are drastically smaller for pretty much any bank. The 86k may roughly be the correct base pay for an analyst in his first year, but bonuses tend to be around 2/3 of base, so it doesn't really speak for it well enough to just mention the base. Employers like to hire 22yo work horses, so the people that get hired mostly have a bachelors degree from an Ivy league, Oxbridge type or other top school and rarely have a masters or PhD (which would not benefit one much in this job). Pay grows quite significantly each year, and after a few years you will make 300-500k all in. If you get into senior positions, after 10+ years you may be able to clear 1m+, with some exceptional cases where people earn up to 10m+

  36. Rob7194
    July 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Financial Dream Job: Son of Hedge Fund manager.