Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $113K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Standard & Poor's employees (50 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $55K per year on average.
Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $100K annually; other top-paying cities include San Francisco, Calif. (about $66K) and Denver, Colo. ($56K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $105K per year) in New York.
Business Systems Analysts are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $81K annually; Financial Analysts and Data Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $60K and about $49K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Chartered Financial Analyst certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $49K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Standard & Poor's workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $118K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be SQL; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $98K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; half deem it necessary for work. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Financial Modeling round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The vast majority of employees receive health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage. Standard & Poor's employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.