Average Salary for TIAA-CREF Employees

Operating out of Denver, Colo., insurance & financial services company TIAA-CREF employs talent in positions ranging from Financial Advisor to Financial Consultant. Pay is high at TIAA-CREF where employees can expect to earn an average of $98K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for TIAA-CREF employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and your city play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Denver, Colorado 


Insurance & Financial Services


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IT Program Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $120K per year on average; Financial Advisors are next on the list, bringing in close to $90K, followed by Senior Business Analysts earning $86K and Relationship Managers making around $74K. Investment Accountants at TIAA-CREF do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $57K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $71K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $85K per year. Overall, the greater share of TIAA-CREF folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $100K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $100K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Boston, Mass. ($100K), Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $85K), and Iselin, N.J. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Dallas, Texas — at $55K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to $99K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $124K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Licensed Life Insurance Agents with credentials; these people earn about $88K annually on average. TIAA-CREF compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing-holders the most at around $134K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Risk Management / Risk Control among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $114K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; roughly a fifth consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

TIAA-CREF workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For almost all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all respondents get dental coverage, too. TIAA-CREF folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, gym membership, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for TIAA-CREF


41 %
59 %
$52,933 - $105,573
$54,389 - $113,290
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
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