I know someone who was a first year at Goldman, with only a bacheleors from an Ivy League make six figures. However, looking at glassdoor.com the average salary for an analyst is only like 64k! Isn't that poverty level for New York City?!
Anyways, I also saw a video once of this presumed entry level finance guy at a VIP table with a 6 at best laughing to himself and saying "models and bottles". Was this guy really making enough money to sit at that table in Manhattan and ordering probably $300 dollar bottles of grey goose? Or was he just an idiotic douchebag who thought 60 some thousand was a lot in Manhattan? I'm leaning towards the latter looking at the girl he considered a "model" on his arm.
Or do both exist and the standard deviation of the salaries is just really high?