Customer Relationship Management Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $157K annually; VPs of Operations, Project Managers, and IT Business Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $151K, about $100K, and $95K, respectively. Financial Advisors at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $21K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($115K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Pittsfield, Mass. (around $77K), Appleton, Wisc. ($76K), and Bethlehem, Pa. (approximately $69K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $54K) is Phoenix, Ariz. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to $115K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $52K per year. Average pay is $98K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America workforce (39 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $93K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $113K annually. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $100K per year on average. Guardian Life Insurance Company of America provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in $98K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Customer Relationship Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $130K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, slightly less than a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Insurance, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has room for improvement — only one in six respondents are paid for vacation and sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and the vast majority of employees get dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.