Earning $156K annually on average, VPs of Information Technology receive the most money, followed by VPs of Finance ($133K), Senior Business Analysts (approximately $105K), and IT Business Analysts (around $92K). Credit Suisse hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Financial Analysts (about $68K on average).
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $79K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $68K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K per year) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; Cary, N.C. (approximately $89K), New York, N.Y. ($88K), and Durham, N.C. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $59K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Florida offers the highest pay at $100K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representatives are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $125K per year. Uniform Securities Agent State Law Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $122K annually. The best paid folks at Credit Suisse have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, earning $122K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be C#; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $92K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to a fourth of Credit Suisse's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Business Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only a third of workers. Credit Suisse sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for a solid majority of survey participants. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, supplemental paternity leave, and optional telecommute / work from home.