How are investment bank traders' bonuses calculated? Is it a percentage of profits generated for the bank? Like lets say an equities trader trades, on average, 1.5 million shares/day and makes a profit of $.05/share, making $18,900,000/year for the bank. Would the trader get a bonus of 5% of that, or $945,000? Or would it be much smaller? Are bond and derivatives trader bonuses calculated similarily? What is the average yearly compensation for an investment bank equities, bond, or derivatives trader w/ 5 years experience?