Average Salary for The Vanguard Group Employees

The Vanguard Group is a investment management firm headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. that hires for Financial Advisor positions, Client Relations Specialist roles, and more. Employees at The Vanguard Group make $61K annually on average. At The Vanguard Group, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

Investment management

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $62K per year. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $49K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Valley Forge, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa. ($64K), Malvern, Pa. (around $64K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Wayne, Pa. at $40K. By state, The Vanguard Group employees make the most in Pennsylvania, earning $64K annually on average.


Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $87K per year; Financial Advisors come in second with average earnings amounting to about $66K, while Investment Consultants and Software Developers rank near the top as well (approximately $63K and $61K, respectively). With salaries averaging $40K, Client Relations Specialists are among the lowest paid at The Vanguard Group.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Chartered Financial Analysts, who make approximately $67K annually. The Vanguard Group compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing-holders the most at $95K per year.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $63K annually. A relatively widespread skill at The Vanguard Group is Customer Relationship Management; between a fifth and a fourth of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Client Interaction, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for The Vanguard Group


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64 %
$40,284 - $79,411
$39,721 - $70,268

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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