Asset managers are expected to see another year of strong growth in bonuses, with a rise of 5 percent to 10 percent over last year's payouts, according to projections from Johnson Associates.

On the other hand, for major investment and commercial banking firms compensation is projected to be flat, it said. 

Private equity professionals will likely see a 5 percent to 15 percent rise in bonuses, while those in the hedge fund industry can expect anything from a 5 percent decline to a 10 percent increase over last year. Those in senior firm management may receive something between a 10 percent drop to a 5 percent rise.

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