2001 was truly an anomaly in this category. One year earlier, in 2000, the median bonus was just $3,000 (These bonus figures are based on median total compensation minus median base pay.) However, even today some industries give big bonuses, such securities/investment banking ($11,000 for staff) and energy ($12,000).
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