I'm trying to find salaries and bonuses as a trader at big institutions. I check salary websites and know one bond trader but those numbers vary wildly. I'm looking for realistic salaries across the board from any different kind of trader in any sector. I'm a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill looking at careers. I've read alot in the forums that you should not even think about the money if your are thinking about trading. But I say anything worth doing is not easy and I have high medical expenses to worry about so money is an important issue when looking for a career.