Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $115K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $80K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of around $180K per year.
Attorneys are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $204K annually; Information Technology Managers, Accountants, and Economists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $165K, $156K, and $115K, respectively. Financial compensation for Information Technology Specialists is rather low — on average only approximately $106K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $204K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N.Y. (around $204K), Chicago, Ill. ($166K), and Washington, DC ($119K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is about $204K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified in Financial Forensics earn $216K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Public Accountants with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $204K annually. Employees who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) make the most here, hauling in $178K per year.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $212K annually. A garden variety skill at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is Data Analysis; close to a fourth of United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Financial Analysis, SAS, and Microsoft Office.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 42 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Close to one-half of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For the vast majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.