Average Salary for The Vanguard Group Employees

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., The Vanguard Group offers a range of employment opportunities in the investment management, from Client Relations Specialist to Investment Consultant. Employees at The Vanguard Group make $61K per year on average. Geography influences pay for The Vanguard Group workers the most, followed by your experience level and your job title. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

Investment management

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Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $45K) is Phoenix, Ariz. The Vanguard Group workers in California earn the most — $73K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $55K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Vanguard Group employees (39 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $47K annually on average.


The highest paychecks go to Operations Project Managers, who earn an average $86K per year, closely trailed by Software Developers (around $60K), Financial Advisors (approximately $52K), and Investment Consultants ($50K). Among the lower-paid positions at The Vanguard Group are Client Relations Specialists — the median salary for this role approaches around $40K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $60K annually for Chartered Financial Analysts; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Uniform Combined State Law Holders with credentials; these people earn $57K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; The Vanguard Group awards about $64K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Data Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $64K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at The Vanguard Group is Customer Relationship Management, with just under a fourth considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Client Interaction.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a large number of employees, dental coverage is too. The Vanguard Group also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, gym membership, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for The Vanguard Group


39 %
61 %
$41,790 - $70,182
$39,510 - $73,875
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

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