Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $113K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (52 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $56K per year on average.
Credit Analysts are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $109K annually on average; Business Systems Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to about $75K, followed by Financial Analysts earning around $60K and Data Analysts making $49K.
Residents of San Francisco, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $109K per year; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. ($95K) and Denver, Colo. (approximately $54K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Standard & Poor's the most — $109K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Usability Analysts earn about $117K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Chartered Financial Analysts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $49K annually. At Standard & Poor's, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance receive the highest salaries at about $131K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Risk Management / Risk Control; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $177K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and most respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all employees, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and a casual working environment.