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Average Salary for HSBC Employees

HSBC employees typically bring home $86K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at HSBC fluctuate depending on your job title; geography and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

HSBC typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: HSBC
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Sr. Compliance Officer (5)
$51,027 - $144,644  
[-]Sr. Compliance Officer (5)
Salary$53,087 - $137,914  
Bonus$1,480 - $20,473  
Total Pay$51,027 - $144,644  
[+]Branch Manager, Banking (5)
$44,500 - $104,242  
[+]Branch Manager, Banking (5)
Salary$44,386 - $91,500  
Bonus$1,356 - $21,966  
Total Pay$44,500 - $104,242  
[+]Senior Paralegal (4)
$50,786 - $101,100  
[+]Senior Paralegal (4)
Bonus$1,170 - $10,019  
Total Pay$50,786 - $101,100  
[+]Bank Secrecy Act-Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Officer (3)
$41,765 - $110,156  
[+]Bank Secrecy Act-Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Officer (3)
Salary$43,411 - $112,979  
Total Pay$41,765 - $110,156  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Business Banking Relationship Managers earn the highest median pay at $119K, followed by Information Technology Consultants ($100K), Strategic Planning Managers of Marketing (around $98K), and Senior Compliance Officers ($91K). Among the lower-paid positions at HSBC are Banking Branch Managers — typical salaries for this role approach about $63K.


Median pay is highest in Jersey City (approximately $107K per year), followed by Chicago (around $105K), New York ($100K), and Miami ($76K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $60K) is Tampa. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at about $107K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $64K. A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of about $96K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the HSBC workforce (34 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns around $102K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Systems Security Professional s earn $153K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Project Management Certificate Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $110K. HSBC workers who hold a law degree are also well compensated, earning $175K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Regulatory Compliance; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $101K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; one in six deem it necessary for work. Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

HSBC sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at HSBC are a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

46 %
54 %
$48,071 - $106,981
$53,460 - $117,786
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
$48,245 - $116,514
$54,537 - $106,125

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