Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Standard & Poor's for between five and 10 years earn approximately $86K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (50 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $73K per year.
Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $96K annually; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. ($93K) and Denver, Colo. (about $52K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Illinois, where the average salary is $96K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Financial Analysts; median pay is the highest at approximately $133K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Chartered Financial Analysts earn $104K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Standard & Poor's workers who hold a Master of Science (MS) are also well compensated, earning $95K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Warehouse; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $112K annually. A common skill in Standard & Poor's' work force is Financial Analysis; more than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in eight respondents. To plan for old age, almost all employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance and gym membership.