Customer Relationship Management Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $157K per year — though Project Managers, IT Business Analysts, and Marketing Managers also do fairly well at about $100K, approximately $95K, and $90K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America are Financial Advisors — the median salary for this role approaches around $21K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($107K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Bethlehem, Pa. ($82K), Pittsfield, Mass. (approximately $77K), and Appleton, Wisc. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $39K, Spokane, Wash. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Guardian Life Insurance Company of America employee makes $107K per year.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $92K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $52K per year. The largest fraction of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America people (39 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $93K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $113K per year for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn about $100K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — $98K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Relationship Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $130K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; about one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Insurance, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only one in seven survey participants report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for nearly all workers. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.