Project Managers earn the highest median pay at about $100K annually, followed by IT Business Analysts ($95K), Marketing Managers ($90K), and Underwriters (approximately $50K). Financial Advisors are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $21K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($102K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Bethlehem, Pa. ($82K), Appleton, Wisc. (approximately $76K), and Allentown, Pa. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Spokane, Wash.; in fact, at around $39K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, New York offers the highest pay at $102K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $52K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $92K annually. The largest fraction of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America people (38 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $90K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $100K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $92K per year. At Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, employees who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) receive the highest salaries at around $98K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $99K annually. Insurance is a popular skill in the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America workforce; nearly one in six of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 18 percent. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Guardian Life Insurance Company of America sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.