We’re not really the smartest, or the first, company we hire, and we’re not in the least bit smart about our salary. The biggest risk in my job is that I don’t like being paid by the company, and I just think it’s just too much.
As the developer of the game we are a part of, I can only imagine that the company is more aware of the risks they are taking out of the game.
I have no doubts that the company is aware of the risks they are taking, but it might not be a good idea to be paying your employee so much money, even if you are in a company that is very successful. The reason this is such a big risk is because salaries are based on a company’s stock price and are based on how much money is in the corporation. In the real world, this is a much more volatile combination.
Of course, I can think of other reasons why senior analyst salaries might be high but I’m not sure that is the most important one. I guess the most important one is that employees are usually just paid because the company is successful. While this is true overall, it might be a big mistake to pay your employees too much money for a job that they are not performing well at.
I guess what I’m saying, is that salaries are just a good number to use as an indicator to compare. The fact that salary is high for some people doesn’t mean that the company will always be successful but if I ever need to purchase a home, I will hire a senior an investment analyst to perform my due diligence.
I think that one of the most important things to remember when comparing salaries is that they are subjective. One person may be able to make a good salary while another may have to work until the end of his or her life to make that same salary. So do your homework and find out who you are working with, and what you are being paid for. If you can’t find out, don’t hire them at all.
If you are working with a company, then you can probably get away with being paid more. In most cases, senior an investment analysts are paid higher than even the company paying them. Since most companies are in the business of buying and selling real estate, they are in the position to pay a higher salary than someone who just buys and sells stocks.
As you can see by the chart above, the average salary of an investment analyst is more than double that of other employees at a median salary. It is also more than five times what an employee earning the median salary makes. So if you are not working with a company that is paying you a higher salary, then you are probably a senior analyst. You should know that most companies pay an investment analyst more than they pay their own executives.
If you work at a company that pays you more than the median salary, then you probably work in a senior analyst role. But even if you work at a company where you are paid a higher salary, it’s more likely your role is that of an assistant to a senior executive and not a senior analyst. Your job is to do whatever the company wants for them without asking questions.
In contrast to this, the most senior executive you have is probably the least responsible person you can hire. And that’s because your employees are the most likely to lose their jobs and their boss will leave them to fend for themselves.