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Average Salary for The Vanguard Group Employees

Operating out of Valley Forge, Pa., investment management company The Vanguard Group employs talent in positions ranging from Client Relations Specialist to Client Relations Associate. The Vanguard Group pays its employees $61K per year on average. At The Vanguard Group, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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The Vanguard Group typically pays:
below market
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Employer: The Vanguard Group
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About This Company

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

Investment management

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Expected earnings are below average ($42K) in Phoenix, Ariz., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to approximately $73K annually.


Operations Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $86K per year — though Software Developers, Certified Financial Planners, and Financial Advisors also do fairly well at $60K, around $52K, and $50K, respectively. Client Relations Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $39K.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $54K annually on average. The largest slice of the The Vanguard Group workforce (39 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $46K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

General Securities Principals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $130K annually. On average, salaries rise to $60K per year for accredited Chartered Financial Analysts. At The Vanguard Group, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration receive the highest salaries at about $64K.


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 $67K annually. Customer Relationship Management is a popular skill in the The Vanguard Group workforce; just under one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. The Vanguard Group provides health insurance to most workers, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. The Vanguard Group employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for The Vanguard Group


42 %
58 %
$41,171 - $69,944
$38,873 - $72,496
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
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