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Average Salary for Standard & Poor's Employees

New York City, New York-based Standard & Poor's hires for positions ranging from Senior Research Associate to Data Analyst in the financial services industry. A salary of $70K per year is the going rate at Standard & Poor's. Though where you live and your role at the company are influential salary factors for those at Standard & Poor's, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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.
[-]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (2)
$36,138 - $91,373  
[-]Research Associate (Unspecified Type) (2)
Salary$38,551 - $81,046  
Bonus$861 - $15,308  
Total Pay$36,138 - $91,373  
[+]Data Analyst (2)
$33,517 - $79,265  
[+]Data Analyst (2)
Salary$33,869 - $73,906  
Total Pay$33,517 - $79,265  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
$37,514 - $60,875  
[+]Senior Research Associate (2)
Salary$39,111 - $59,533  
Total Pay$37,514 - $60,875  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Years of Experience

Average pay is typically $105K for those with five or more years experience. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns around $55K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in New York; San Francisco (approximately $62K), Centennial (about $54K), and Denver ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. Standard & Poor's workers in New York earn the most — around $100K annually on average.


Research Associates rake in the most money, with average earnings of $80K; Data Analysts come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $51K, and Senior Research Associates rank near the top as well (approximately $47K).

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Standard & Poor's — these employees make the most at $118K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Requirements Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $79K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; approximately half consider it a key competency. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Almost all workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

40 %
60 %
$53,833 - $120,000
$30,639 - $91,385
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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