Average Salary for Standard & Poor's Employees

Based in New York City, N.Y.,financial services player Standard & Poor's offers many employment opportunities, including Financial Analyst and Business Systems Analyst positions. A salary of $83K per year is the median rate at Standard & Poor's. For the most part, employee paychecks at Standard & Poor's fluctuate depending on your experience level; where you live and your job title also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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New York City, New York 


Financial Services

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

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Years of Experience

Average pay is $89K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Standard & Poor's workforce (57 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $70K per year.


Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $96K annually; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. (about $91K) and Denver, Colo. ($57K). By state, Standard & Poor's pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is around $96K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Systems Analysts and Financial Analysts; the former receives the highest median pay at $71K annually while about $60K per year is the norm for the latter.

Certifications and Degrees

Chartered Financial Analysts earn approximately $57K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding salaries and education, Standard & Poor's pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — $83K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Office; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $96K per year. A common skill in Standard & Poor's' work force is Microsoft Excel; one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, and Data Analysis.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Standard & Poor's can sometimes lack paid time off; a fifth of respondents get paid vacation days, and an eighth of employees receive paid sick leave. Most employees save for retirement through Standard & Poor's' 401(k) plan. Almost all respondents receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Standard & Poor's are gym membership, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Standard & Poor's


17 %
83 %
$49,948 - $106,908

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$51,492 - $107,841
$69,943 - $107,963
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