Ask many of those on Wall Street, and they'll tell you of an industry grappling with a terrible state of affairs. But for those lucky enough to have kept their jobs, it appears last year wasn't all that bad after all.
For many, it was even good. Fifty-four percent of financial workers saw their salaries rise in 2011, according to a recent survey from the career site eFinancialCareers, as reported by Bloomberg. And 40 pecent said their salary didn't change one way or the other. Only a small percent said their salaries actually went down.
A few notes about that survey: eFinancialCareers gathered the salary information of 2,860 financial workers, according to Bloomberg, corralling responses from people at hedge funds, small boutique firms and major investment banks. These are decidedly non-apocalyptic findings, and if you were paying attention to all the sturm und drang about Wall Street pay earlier this year, that might surprise you…
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