<p>Do investment bankers at regional banks and boutiques make as much as the ones from bulge brackets?</p>

<p>Nope. The bulge brackets typically have more success than regional banks and boutiques so they pay their employees more dough</p>

<p>Same amount of hours worked?</p>

<p>Generally boutiques work less hours, but get paid less in bonus. On the analyst level I'm not referring to 50k bonus for BB and $500 for boutique, but there will definitely be a haircut in bonus (in most cases, excluding elite boutiques). That said, you will also often work a few or more less hours at boutiques simply because they are smaller with less dealflow, etc. </p>

<p>PM me if you have any other questions.</p>


<p>Interned at a regional/ MM ibank. Basically they work about 70 hours on average, although there may be a week where they have 100+ hours, very rare. Pay, as others mentioned is much lower but you should factor in cost of living. 100k in NY is much less than 80k in TN for example.</p>

<p>Depends on what regional office you're talking about. For instance, some tech groups in SF work just as hard as their NY counterparts and get paid just as well.</p>