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Average Salary for HSBC Employees

Salaries are high at HSBC, with the median employee bringing home $92K annually. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at HSBC, but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

HSBC typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: HSBC
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About This Company

HSBC Tower


National Commercial Banks, Investment banking, Financial Services, Offices of Bank Holding Companies


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VPs of Sales are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $144K per year on average; Business Banking Relationship Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $119K, followed by Information Technology Consultants earning approximately $110K and Information Technology Project Managers making $98K. On the lower end are Senior Financial Analysts at about $70K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $120K annually) can be spotted in Jersey City, N.J.; New York, N.Y. ($101K), Chicago, Ill. (about $101K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (around $91K) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at $61K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New Jersey, where the average HSBC employee makes $120K per year.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $68K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $90K per year on average. The largest slice of the HSBC workforce (38 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $103K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ITIL Leaders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $115K per year. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of around $98K annually on average. HSBC compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration-holders the most at $145K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $108K annually. A relatively widespread skill at HSBC is Financial Analysis; about one in seven of employees use it for work. Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management, and Regulatory Compliance are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and most respondents use it to save for retirement. Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and a large number of respondents report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for HSBC


44 %
56 %
$50,166 - $112,580
$56,750 - $120,592
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
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