VPs of Information Technology represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $140K annually — though VPs of Finance, Associate Vice President (AVP), Financial Operationss, and IT Business Analysts also do fairly well at about $120K, $100K, and $88K, respectively. Near the bottom at Credit Suisse are Operations Analysts, pulling in an average of just approximately $45K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Credit Suisse for between five and 10 years earn $96K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $69K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($101K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Cary, N.C. (around $94K), Chicago, Ill. ($63K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Raleigh-durham, N.C. at approximately $45K. Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — about $100K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Uniform Securities Agent State Law Holders, who make $117K per year. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $112K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Credit Suisse pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — approximately $109K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Risk Management / Risk Control; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $105K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Credit Suisse is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a third of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (22 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. The vast majority of workers save for retirement through Credit Suisse's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and a fair number of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Credit Suisse employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.