Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Standard & Poor's for between five and 10 years earn $91K annually on average. The largest slice of the Standard & Poor's workforce (58 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $64K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Associate Directors of Financial Services — their earnings average approximately $124K annually. Business Systems Analysts are a close second at about $71K along with Financial Analysts ($60K).
Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $96K per year; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. (around $91K) and Denver, Colo. (approximately $55K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to $96K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Chartered Financial Analysts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $97K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Standard & Poor's pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — $83K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Microsoft Office; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $96K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; more than two-fifths consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, and Data Analysis as well.
Benefits and Perks
Standard & Poor's lets only 22 percent take paid vacation and only one in ten workers take sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Standard & Poor's provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of workers participate. For most respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.