The quickest routes to £100k in the 'easiest' jobs in banking

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If you're working in banking, £100k ($140k) may not seem like much. After all, last year's salary and bonus survey by London recruitment firm Dartmouth Partners, said juniors in investment banking divisions (IBD) are earning £110k by year three. IBD jobs are in the front office, however, and are notorious for their long hours.  How soon will you make £100k in a non-revenue generating back office banking job, where the hours are supposed to be shorter?

Not very soon at all. Research by, the real time pay benchmarking provider, suggests it takes a lot longer to earn £100k in combined salary and bonus if you're working in a support function.

Based on Emolument's research, the seven roles below represent the quickest routes to £100k in the back office. At the very least, Emolument says it will take you eight long years to make £100k in research support - and even this may be optimistic.

To make matters worse, Emolument suggests back office jobs may not even be that "relaxing." Although 71% of people in data management and research support said they were happy with their work life balance, this just fell to just 33% in client sales and support and 50% in syndicate management. In the two latter cases, contentment with work/life balance was a lot lower than in some of the highest paying banking jobs in the front office. 

The low-pay/good-life correlation may not exist in banking after all. Emolument's findings amount to another reason to work in the front office.

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