Highest base salary for HFT or quant?

Albertsons rvUd721
Apr 25 6 Comments

What is the highest base you have seen in a HFT or quant non-pm role?

I am guessing it tops around 500k including signon.

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  • Microsoft analysis
    Just curious, why do you care about base as opposed to bonus?
    Apr 25 2
    • Albertsons rvUd721
      OP
      Firms spend 1/3 of their time in recession and paying zero bonus, it hasn't happened recently but will. Just three years ago banks weren't just deferring, they were laying off a quarter of their staff.
      Apr 25
    • Google
      tsukino

      Google

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      tsukinomore
      base is for far back office
      Apr 26
  • Google / Other
    sokod

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    sokodmore
    It's meaningless to include sign on. Have seen multi-million sign on bonuses
    Apr 26 2
    • Albertsons rvUd721
      OP
      That's interesting, for what roles? I can see that for PMs but it would dwarf your base otherwise.
      Apr 26
    • Google / Other
      sokod

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      sokodmore
      QR, PM mostly
      It varies firm by firm but quant usually has higher base and lower bonus than pms
      Apr 26