Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $99K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Standard & Poor's employees (52 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $55K annually on average.
Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $91K per year; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. ($66K) and Denver, Colo. (around $56K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to $93K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Systems Analysts, Financial Analysts, and Data Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at $81K per year, the other salaries come in at $60K and approximately $49K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $117K annually for Certified Usability Analysts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Chartered Financial Analysts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $49K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Standard & Poor's pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $113K.
In this position, it pays to have User Interface Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $117K annually. A common skill in Standard & Poor's' work force is Microsoft Excel; just over two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Standard & Poor's provides health insurance to the vast majority of workers, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.