Average Salary for The Vanguard Group Employees

Based in Valley Forge, Pa.,investment management player The Vanguard Group offers many employment opportunities, including Software Developer and Client Relations Specialist positions. The average employee at The Vanguard Group takes home $62K per year. Your experience level influences pay for The Vanguard Group workers the most, followed by your city and your job title. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

Investment management

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $56K annually. Overall, the greater share of The Vanguard Group folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $49K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Valley Forge, Pa.; Malvern, Pa. (about $63K), Philadelphia, Pa. ($60K), and Scottsdale, Ariz. (around $53K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $47K) is Phoenix, Ariz. By state, The Vanguard Group employees make the most in California, earning $77K per year on average.


Earning $69K annually on average, Data Analysts receive the most money, followed by Software Developers ($60K), Investment Consultants (about $51K), and Financial Advisors (around $49K). The Vanguard Group hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Client Relations Specialists ($40K on average).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $96K per year for General Securities Principals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Chartered Financial Analyst certification garners significant financial rewards of about $62K annually on average. The best paid folks at The Vanguard Group have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, earning around $122K 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 approximately $65K annually. Customer Relationship Management is a popular skill in the The Vanguard Group workforce; just over a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Financial Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Java.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at The Vanguard Group are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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