Starting salaries jump for top quant grads

Quant Guide 2022: Goldman’s move to pay postgrads more is pushing up incomes, says programme director

Graduate salaries

Pay and bonuses are up again on Wall Street, against a backdrop of high inflation, record profits and a need to attract and retain talent. That extends to newly minted quantitative finance graduates, where a bidding war has broken out for the brightest and best.

This was the finding of’s Quant Guide 2022. Across the top five programmes in the ranking, starting salaries for graduates stood at $118,246 – a rise of 3.4% on the previous year.

Yet, across the 50 programmes featured in the

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