The average bonus paid on Wall Street last year was down nine percent from the year before, according to a study done by the New York State Office of Comptroller. The bonus pool is for securities industry employees who work in New York City. The 2014 and 2015 bonus pools are estimates and subject to revision. The 2015 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. You can read more about the Wall Street bonuses. Data posted on March 7, 2016.