Chart of the Week: Buyout firms have the highest average payroll

The average payroll for all investment firms is about $10.4 million, based on global data from the 2017-2018 Holt-MM&K-Buyouts Insider PE/VC Compensation Report. Larger shops skew bigger on the payroll scale, and leveraged buyout firms tip the scales the most, averaging more than $11.9 million.

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