Salary bonuses do not grow on trees. But for a select few in the American workforce who already make a good amount of money in the medical and finance industries, hefty bonuses are a regular part of the job. When it rains money it pours bonuses.
Since LinkedIn likes to keep tabs on the most lucrative fields, inadvertently reinforcing how you're not employed in one, the company released results from another survey on Wednesday detailing which trades have the largest bonuses at the end of the year. Not surprisingly, you'll be left out of the windfall if you're just a humble shampooer.
Just to get the potentially dispiriting news out of the way, here are the top 10 jobs with the highest median annual bonuses: Investment Banking Associate: 100,000 Private Equity Associate: $85,000 Equity Research Analyst: $50,000 Surgeon: $50,000 Cardiologist: $50,000 Radiologist: $50,000 Orthopaedic Surgeon: $50,000 Investment Banking Analyst: $45,000 Senior Reservoir Engineer: $37,500 Wealth Management Advisor: $35,000 The report also provides a breakdown of the highest annual bonuses according to industry: Finance: $12,300 Energy & Mining: $11,400 Software & IT Services: $11,300 Hardware & Networking: $11,200 Consumer Goods: $10,800 Healthcare: $10,300 Manufacturing: $9,000 Entertainment: $8,300 Corporate Services: $7,000 Construction: $6,700 LinkedIn compiled these findings by surveying verified users, and only tallied industries and professions that had more than 50 respondents.
So if you're looking for a gift-wrapped bonus this holiday season, maybe consider a career change. Or just ask your boss to make it rain at the holiday party. That won't be weird or anything.