When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $90K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of New York, N.Y.; Rockville, Md. (approximately $74K), Los Angeles, Calif. (around $69K), and Chicago, Ill. ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. At $48K, Atlanta, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to $90K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $92K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $56K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Senior Business Analysts, who earn $103K annually on average, closely trailed by VPs of Operations (approximately $91K) and Executive Assistants ($73K).
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $108K per year for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $71K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Requirements Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $95K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to two-fifths of Guggenheim Partners' people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of survey participants receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a large number of employees, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.