The highest paychecks go to VPs of Information Technology, who earn an average $145K annually, closely trailed by VPs of Finance ($122K), Associate Vice President (AVP), Financial Operationss ($107K), and IT Business Analysts (around $90K). Operations Analysts make an average about $44K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $90K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $67K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K per year) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $98K), Chicago, Ill. (about $66K), and Durham, N.C. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh-durham, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Florida, where the average Credit Suisse employee makes approximately $100K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Uniform Securities Agent State Law Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $120K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance; Credit Suisse awards $101K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be SQL; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $89K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, just under one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only one in four workers. Nearly all survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of employees get dental coverage. Credit Suisse also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.