Wall Street paid out $27.5 billion in bonuses in 2018, according to DiNapoli’s office. The average Wall Street employee in New York City was rewarded with a bonus of $153,700 last year, the report said
However, bonuses were down by 17% from 2017’s average of $184,400. That marks the steepest decline since 2011, when the average Wall Street bonus fell by 20% to $111,400.But don’t feel too badly for Wall Street. The industry’s average bonus (emphasis on average) was still double the average salary of the rest of New York City’s workforce, DiNapoli said.
The New York State Comptroller’s annual estimate of bonuses only includes payouts to employees who work in New York City. Bonuses paid to employees located elsewhere are not included