Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Credit Suisse for between five and 10 years earn about $95K per year on average. The largest slice of the Credit Suisse workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $66K annually.
VPs of Finance rake in the most money, with average earnings of $116K per year; VPs of Information Technology come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $113K, while Associate Vice President (AVP), Financial Operationss and Credit Risk Analysts rank near the top as well ($103K and around $66K, respectively). Earning only $45K on average, Operations Analysts make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Raleigh, N.C. ($68K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $63K), and Durham, N.C. (about $53K) are the next top-paying cities. Morrisville, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $49K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, New York offers the highest pay at $103K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Microsoft Certified Professionals, who make around $112K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn approximately $105K per year on average. The best paid folks at Credit Suisse have a bachelor's degree in technology, earning $117K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $99K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; nearly one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Financial Analysis, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only 23 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Credit Suisse sponsors a 401(k) program, and the vast majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Credit Suisse provides health insurance to nearly all employees, and a strong majority of respondents do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Credit Suisse are life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.