High paychecks are not found in Phoenix, Ariz.; in fact, at $44K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, The Vanguard Group employees make the most in California, earning about $73K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $55K per year. The largest fraction of The Vanguard Group people (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $47K annually on average.
Operations Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $86K per year on average; Software Developers are next on the list, bringing in close to $60K, followed by Certified Financial Planners earning around $52K and Financial Advisors making approximately $50K. With salaries averaging about $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 $60K annually. Uniform Combined State Law Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $57K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; The Vanguard Group awards $64K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Data Analysis; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $64K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Relationship Management; close to one-fourth consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service as well.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Most employees can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. The Vanguard Group folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, gym membership, and flexible hours.