Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $113K per year. The largest fraction of Standard & Poor's people (58 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $54K annually on average.
Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $100K per year; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. (around $62K) and Denver, Colo. ($52K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $100K annually) in New York.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Systems Analysts, Research Associates, Financial Analysts, and Data Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $81K per year, the other salaries come in at $80K, about $55K, and $49K, respectively. Standard & Poor's hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Senior Research Associates (around $47K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $49K annually for Chartered Financial Analysts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding salaries and education, Standard & Poor's pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — around $118K.
When it comes to skills, Requirements Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $80K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; more than half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Data Analysis, Financial Modeling, and Financial Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Standard & Poor's; the company rewards only 37 percent with paid vacation time and only a sixth of employees with sick leave. Nearly all survey participants save for retirement through Standard & Poor's' 401(k) plan. At Standard & Poor's, a solid majority of survey participants have health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and a stock purchase plan.