Average Salary for Standard & Poor's Employees

Headquartered in New York City, N.Y., Standard & Poor's offers a range of employment opportunities in the financial services, from Financial Analyst to Business Systems Analyst. Standard & Poor's pays its employees $79K per year on average. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Standard & Poor's, but your role at the company and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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New York City, New York 


Financial Services

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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.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$50,472 - $134,621
$69,943 - $107,963
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