The highest-paying jobs in finance, according to LinkedIn

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The highest-paying jobs in finance, according to LinkedIn

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These finance jobs all have median base salaries of at least $100,000.

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Finance jobs have a reputation for coming with massive salaries.

• But not all roles are created equal in the finance industry.

LinkedIn looked through its salary data to figure out which finance jobs earn the most money.



Finance jobs are a great way to rake in the big bucks. That's the stereotype, at least.

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It is true that there's money to be made in finance. But which positions really earn the most cash?

In order to find out, LinkedIn provided Business Insider with data collected through the site's salary tool, which asks verified members to submit their salary and collects data on wages.

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.

Unsurprisingly, most of the gigs that made the cut were senior roles. These 15 positions all make a median base salary of at least $100,000 a year. Bear in mind that the data is self-reported by users, so might be subject to some variation.

Here are the highest-paying jobs in finance:

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15 (tied). Senior director of operations

15 (tied). Senior director of operations

Base median salary: $150,000

Total median salary: $165,000

15 (tied). Director of product development

15 (tied). Director of product development

Base median salary: $144,000

Total median salary: $165,000

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13. Financial software developer

13. Financial software developer

Base median salary: $147,000

Total median salary: $167,000

12. Director of engineering

12. Director of engineering

Base median salary: $168,000

Total median salary: $168,000

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11. Director of risk management

11. Director of risk management

Base median salary: $150,000

Total median salary: $169,000

10. Director of product management

10. Director of product management

Base median salary: $149,000

Total median salary: $170,000

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9 (tied). Private equity associate

9 (tied). Private equity associate

Base median salary: $100,000

Total median salary: $180,000

9 (tied). Director financial planning and analysis

9 (tied). Director financial planning and analysis

Base median salary: $150,000

Total median salary: $180,000

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7. Tax director

7. Tax director

Base median salary: $155,000

Total median salary: $187,000

6. Research director

6. Research director

Base median salary: $143,000

Total median salary: $190,000

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5. Director of analytics

5. Director of analytics

Base median salary: $155,000

Total median salary: $192,000

4. Treasurer

4. Treasurer

Base median salary: $161,000

Total median salary: $200,000

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3. Investment banking associate

3. Investment banking associate

Base median salary: $150,000

Total median salary: $235,000

2. Managing partner

2. Managing partner

Base median salary: $200,000

Total median salary: $236,000

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1. Managing director

1. Managing director

Base median salary: $230,000

Total median salary: $375,000