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Average Salary for Standard & Poor's Employees

Standard & Poor's is a financial services firm headquartered in New York City, N.Y. that hires for Research Associate positions, Business Systems Analyst roles, and more. The median salary at Standard & Poor's is $64K per year. Though geography and your role at the company do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Standard & Poor's. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Standard & Poor's typically pays:
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Employer: Standard & Poor's
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (2)
$36,268 - $91,137  
[-]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (2)
Salary$38,482 - $80,878  
Bonus$743 - $17,181  
Total Pay$36,268 - $91,137  
[+]Business Systems Analyst (2)
$55,182 - $106,914  
[+]Business Systems Analyst (2)
Salary$56,435 - $99,382  
Total Pay$55,182 - $106,914  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
$37,963 - $60,395  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
Salary$38,949 - $60,314  
Total Pay$37,963 - $60,395  
[+]Financial Analyst (2)
$41,897 - $71,194  
[+]Financial Analyst (2)
Salary$42,875 - $66,827  
Total Pay$41,897 - $71,194  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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New York City, New York 


Financial Services

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $113K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (58 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $54K per year.


Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $100K annually; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. (around $62K) and Denver, Colo. (about $52K). By state, Standard & Poor's pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is $100K per year.


Business Systems Analysts rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $81K annually; Research Associates come in second with average earnings amounting to about $80K, while Financial Analysts and Data Analysts rank near the top as well ($55K and approximately $49K, respectively). Standard & Poor's hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Senior Research Associates ($47K on average).

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Chartered Financial Analyst certainly has its perks — salaries approach $49K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in around $118K annually.


Employees who count Requirements Analysis among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $80K per year. A common skill in Standard & Poor's' work force is Microsoft Excel; a little more than half of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Financial Modeling, and Financial Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Standard & Poor's gives paid vacation days to 37 percent and sick leave to a sixth of survey respondents. Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Standard & Poor's


30 %
70 %
$53,062 - $122,084
$40,127 - $75,663
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 3 votes.
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