Average Salary for Standard & Poor's Employees

Operating out of New York City, N.Y., financial services sector company Standard & Poor's employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Research Associate to Data Analyst. The typical salary at Standard & Poor's is $69K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Standard & Poor's employees is your experience level, though where you live and what you do at the company play a role as well. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Standard & Poor's typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Standard & Poor's
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.
[-]Data Analyst (2)
$32,602 - $76,439  
[-]Data Analyst (2)
Salary$33,667 - $72,752  
Total Pay$32,602 - $76,439  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
$37,731 - $60,412  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
Salary$38,825 - $59,299  
Total Pay$37,731 - $60,412  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (2)
$36,946 - $92,174  
[+]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (2)
Salary$38,061 - $80,600  
Bonus$876 - $31,770  
Total Pay$36,946 - $92,174  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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About This Company

New York City, New York 


Financial Services

Standard & Poors, Standard and Poor, Standard and Poor's

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Standard & Poor's for between five and ten years earn $105K on average. The largest fraction of Standard & Poor's people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $54K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K per year) can be spotted in New York; San Francisco (about $62K), Centennial ($54K), and Denver ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New York pays Standard & Poor's the most — $100K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Research Associates — their earnings average about $80K. Data Analysts are a close second at $51K along with Senior Research Associates ($47K).

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Standard & Poor's have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning approximately $118K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Requirements Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $79K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; roughly one-half consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Standard & Poor's provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and a fair portion of workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Standard & Poor's


38 %
62 %
$53,833 - $120,000
$30,913 - $85,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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