2014 - The best year for bonuses ? Not quite, but look at these stats

You might be surprised.

2008 and 2011 were the toughest years for bonuses in the recent past. 2014 wasn't that bad.

NYC Securities Industry Bonus Pool


  1. The bonus pool is for securities industry (NAICS 523) employees who work in New York City
  2. The 2013 and 2014 bonus pools are estimates and subject to revision

Data Sources:

  1. Historical bonuses are OSC estimates utilizing data from the NYS Dept of Labor's Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) series.
  2. The 2014 estimate was derived by OSC from personal income tax withholding collections and reflects cash payments and deferred compensation for which taxes have been withheld. The estimate does not include stock options or other forms of deferred compensation from which taxes have not yet been withheld.

Prepared by the Office of the State Comptroller, March 11, 2015

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