Average Salary for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Employees

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a financial services firm headquartered in New York City, N.Y. that hires for Operations Analyst positions, Financial Analyst roles, and more. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. offers hefty wages with the average worker making $91K annually. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., but how long you've been working and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

200 West Street
New York City, New York 10004


Financial Services, Security Brokers, Dealers, and Flotation Companies, Investment banking, Securities Brokerage, Private equity


Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs & Co

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Earning $141K per year on average, VPs of Information Technology receive the most money, followed by VPs of Operations ($124K), VPs of Finance (approximately $93K), and Software Engineers (around $88K). With salaries averaging $50K, Operations Analysts are among the lowest paid at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $95K annually on average. The largest slice of the The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $71K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Jersey City, N.J.; New York, N.Y. (around $95K), San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $79K), and Chicago, Ill. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Salt Lake City, Utah ranks low on the pay scale — at about $56K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. the most — around $96K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $140K annually for Sun Certified Java Programmers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning an Uniform Securities Agent State Law Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $109K per year on average. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Economics and Mathematics at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $375K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be JavaScript; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $88K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a fifth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Project Management were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a quarter of workers receiving paid vacation and one in seven respondents receiving paid sick days. A large number of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes gym membership, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.


28 %
72 %
$52,039 - $100,340
$48,987 - $109,832

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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