Average Salary for HSBC Employees

Compensation for HSBC employees is around $88K annually on average. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at HSBC, but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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HSBC Median Salary by Job


Relationship Manager
11 profiles

Sr. Compliance Officer
10 profiles

Vice President (VP), Sales
8 profiles

United States (change)

Vice President (VP), Risk Management
8 profiles

Senior Product Manager
6 profiles

Client Relationship Manager
5 profiles

Branch Manager, Banking
5 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 391
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About This Company

HSBC Tower


National Commercial Banks, Investment banking, Financial Services, Offices of Bank Holding Companies


Source: Freebase


The highest average salaries go to VPs of Risk Management, who bring in close to $157K per year, though Compliance Managers are not far behind at $120K along with VPs of Sales ($120K) and Relationship Managers (around $78K). With salaries averaging about $55K, Business Operations Managers are among the lowest paid at HSBC.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $128K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif. (about $125K), New York, N.Y. (around $112K), and Miami, Fla. ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $69K. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at $133K per year.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $68K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $87K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of HSBC folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $91K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Chartered Financial Analyst certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $140K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $125K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in $187K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Risk Management / Risk Control in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $131K annually. A common skill in HSBC's work force is Customer Relationship Management; close to one-eighth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Sales, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. HSBC provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and a strong majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for HSBC


44 %
56 %
$49,536 - $120,900
$51,799 - $129,526

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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