Bringing in the most money are Portfolio Managers — their earnings average $200K per year. Executive Assistants are a close second at about $66K along with Sales Consultants ($65K) and Data Analysts ($59K). Accounting Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $50K.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $94K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Guggenheim Partners employees (42 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $56K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $77K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of New York, N.Y.; Rockville, Md. ($72K), Chicago, Ill. ($66K), and Indianapolis, Ind. (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is approximately $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 $58K annually. Guggenheim Partners provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in around $153K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $96K annually. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three survey participants receiving paid vacation and about a fourth of workers receiving sick leave. Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.