The highest paychecks go to IT Business Analysts, who earn about $135K, closely trailed by Senior Business Analysts ($107K), Operations Project Managers (approximately $68K), and Financial Analysts ($67K). On the lower end are Operations Analysts at around $43K.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically $73K for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $63K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($124K per year) can be spotted in Chicago; New York ($92K), Miami (about $81K), and Durham (around $73K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $57K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $124K annually) in Illinois.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $125K for FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representatives, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $103K. Credit Suisse compensates B.A. in Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at about $110K per year.
Employees who count Business Analysis among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $99K. One of the more prevalent skills at Credit Suisse is Microsoft Excel, with slightly less than a fifth considering it a key competency. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
37 percent have paid vacation, and only about 30 percent can take paid time off for illness. Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, supplemental paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.