When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $90K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of New York, N.Y.; Rockville, Md. ($74K), Los Angeles, Calif. (around $69K), and Chicago, Ill. ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Atlanta, Ga.; in fact, at $48K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Guggenheim Partners workers in New York earn the most — approximately $90K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $92K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $56K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Business Analysts, who bring in close to $103K per year, though VPs of Operations are not far behind at around $91K along with Executive Assistants earning approximately $73K.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Public Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach $108K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding salaries and education, Guggenheim Partners pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — about $71K.
In this position, it pays to have Requirements Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $95K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about two in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Scheduling were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Guggenheim Partners gives paid vacation days to a third of employees and sick leave to 18 percent. A large number of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to free drinks, life insurance, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.