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. employees take home generous earnings of approximately $92K annually on average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though how long you've been working and where you live are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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VPs of Information Technology represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $140K per year — though VPs of Operations, Software Engineers, and VPs of Finance also do fairly well at $124K, around $104K, and approximately $95K, respectively. Financial compensation for Operations Analysts is rather low — on average only $51K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $94K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. employees (36 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $73K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $94K), Jersey City, N.J. ($93K), and San Francisco, Calif. (about $93K) are the next top-paying cities. Salt Lake City, Utah is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $56K. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. workers in Illinois earn the most — around $104K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $125K annually for Uniform Combined State Law Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to about $106K per year for accredited Licensed Security Dealers. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Economics and Mathematics at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $375K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be JavaScript; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $90K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. workforce; just under a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has room for improvement — only 23 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. Most survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. sponsors. For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are gym membership, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and relocation expenses.

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Key Stats for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.


28 %
72 %
$49,765 - $100,180
$49,136 - $107,642

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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