Years of Experience
Average pay is about $113K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Standard & Poor's employees (50 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $55K annually on average.
Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $100K per year; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $66K) and Denver, Colo. ($56K). By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Standard & Poor's employee makes $105K annually.
Business Systems Analysts rake in the most money, with average earnings of $81K per year; Financial Analysts come in second with median earnings amounting to $60K, and Data Analysts rank near the top as well (around $49K).
Certifications and Degrees
Chartered Financial Analysts earn $49K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Standard & Poor's, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at approximately $118K.
When it comes to skills, SQL seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $98K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; approximately one-half deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Financial Modeling.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all respondents and dental coverage for a solid majority of survey participants. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.