Average Salary for TIAA-CREF Employees

Denver, Colo.-based TIAA-CREF hires for positions ranging from Financial Consultant to Financial Advisor in the insurance & financial services. Financial compensation at TIAA-CREF jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $101K. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, geography and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at TIAA-CREF. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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TIAA-CREF Median Salary by Job


Financial Advisor
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Financial Consultant
7 profiles

Sr. Administrative Assistant
6 profiles

Senior Data Analyst
4 profiles

Investment Accountant
4 profiles

Business Analyst, IT
3 profiles

Client Relationship Manager
3 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 174
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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at TIAA-CREF for between five and 10 years earn about $86K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $73K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($101K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Boston, Mass. (approximately $100K), Charlotte, N.C. (around $87K), and Chicago, Ill. ($86K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($52K) in Dallas, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; salaries there average to approximately $100K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Data Analysts — their earnings average about $97K per year. Financial Advisors are a close second at around $87K along with Senior Internal Auditors ($85K) and Financial Consultants ($70K). Relationship Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $56K.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $127K annually. On average, salaries rise to $84K per year for accredited Certified Public Accountants. At TIAA-CREF, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing receive the highest salaries at approximately $134K.


In this position, it pays to have Risk Management / Risk Control in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $115K annually. A relatively widespread skill at TIAA-CREF is Microsoft Excel; a little less than one-fifth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats for TIAA-CREF


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60 %
$60,547 - $103,389
$54,996 - $109,630

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$57,169 - $106,102
$49,587 - $107,107
$74,325 - $102,341
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