Average Wall Street bonus hits $172,860, highest since 2007

Average Wall Street bonus hits $172,860, highest since 2007




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Wall Street employees working in securities received an average bonus of $172,860 in 2014, according to a study released Wednesday by the New York State Comptroller.

That’s a 2% increase over last year’s average bonus, and the highest level since 2007, when the financial crisis began. The total bonus pool came to $28.5 billion.

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The study also found that New York City’s securities industry added 2,300 jobs in 2014, the first gains since 2011.

Tom DiNapoli, the state comptroller, said the addition of securities jobs also boosted employment in other sectors. He added that Wall Street account for 19% of all taxes collected by the state of New York.

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