When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($103K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Allentown, Pa. (around $93K), Bethlehem, Pa. ($89K), and Dallas, Texas (about $82K) are the next top-paying cities. Minneapolis, Minn. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $63K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to $103K per year.
Compliance Officers earn the highest median pay at $82K annually, followed by Marketing Managers (approximately $73K) and Executive Assistants (around $50K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $71K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $64K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (49 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $89K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $120K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a General Securities Principal certification garners significant financial rewards of about $83K per year on average. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America come out on top, and their salaries approach around $64K annually.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $120K per year. A garden variety skill at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is Financial Analysis; around one in ten of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America's people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Strategic Marketing, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only one in four employees report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all survey participants and dental coverage for the vast majority of workers. Guardian Life Insurance Company of America also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.