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Average Salary for Principal Financial Group Employees

A salary of $60K annually is the going rate at Principal Financial Group. For the most part, employee paychecks at Principal Financial Group fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your job title and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Principal Financial Group typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Principal Financial Group
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Administrative Assistant (4)
$27,134 - $53,554  
[-]Administrative Assistant (4)
Salary$35,004 - $62,340  
Total Pay$27,134 - $53,554  
[+]Sales Support Specialist (3)
$31,168 - $67,486  
[+]Sales Support Specialist (3)
Salary$32,169 - $65,126  
Bonus$374.59 - $6,819  
Total Pay$31,168 - $67,486  
[+]Marketing Consultant (3)
$30,423 - $80,905  
[+]Marketing Consultant (3)
Salary$27,216 - $68,274  
Bonus$301.12 - $8,304  
Total Pay$30,423 - $80,905  
[+]Account Executive (3)
$43,099 - $101,915  
[+]Account Executive (3)
Salary$43,554 - $88,640  
Bonus$943 - $24,796  
Total Pay$43,099 - $101,915  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $48K. Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is around $57K per year. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (33 percent) have worked in their field for 10-19 years and now make approximately $70K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Relationship Managers — their earnings average about $78K. Operations Managers are a close second at $74K along with Account Managers ($67K) and Account Executives (approximately $64K). Principal Financial Group hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Investor Relations Specialists (about $38K).


Median pay is highest in Houston ($73K per year), followed by Irvine ($68K), Columbia (around $67K), and Des Moines ($63K). High paychecks are not found in Jacksonville; in fact, at about $52K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where salaries average out at $73K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make approximately $118K. Acquiring certification to be a Licensed Lawyer is rewarded at $108K per year. The best paid folks at Principal Financial Group have a Bachelor of Science in Finance, earning $91K annually.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $81K. A relatively widespread skill at Principal Financial Group is Customer Relationship Management ; slightly less than one-fifth of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Principal Financial Group, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, life insurance, flexible hours, and gym membership.

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Key Stats

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$35,479 - $65,834
$45,110 - $101,341
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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