Phoenix, Ariz. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $44K. By state, The Vanguard Group pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $73K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $55K annually on average. The largest slice of the The Vanguard Group workforce (38 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $47K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Operations Project Managers — their earnings average about $86K annually. Software Developers are a close second at $60K along with Certified Financial Planners (about $52K) and Financial Advisors (around $50K). Near the bottom at The Vanguard Group are Client Relations Specialists, pulling in an average of just $40K.
Certifications and Degrees
Chartered Financial Analysts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $60K per year. Becoming an Uniform Combined State Law Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make $57K on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration make the most here, hauling in $64K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Data Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $64K per year. Customer Relationship Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, gym membership, and flexible hours.