The highest average salaries go to Portfolio Managers, who bring in close to $200K per year, though VPs of Operations are not far behind at around $79K along with Executive Assistants (about $66K) and Sales Consultants ($65K). Accounting Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $50K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $94K annually on average. The largest slice of the Guggenheim Partners workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $57K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($83K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of New York, N.Y.; Rockville, Md. (around $78K), Chicago, Ill. ($65K), 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
Salaries approach $64K annually for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. Guggenheim Partners provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in $153K per year.
When it comes to skills, Powerpoint seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $90K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Guggenheim Partners is Microsoft Excel; approximately one-third of employees use it for work. Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 35 percent receiving paid vacation and one in four workers receiving sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Guggenheim Partners provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most survey participants participate. At Guggenheim Partners, almost all survey participants have health insurance, and nearly all employees have dental coverage. Perks also include free drinks, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.