Average Salary for The Vanguard Group Employees

Based in Valley Forge, Pa.,investment management player The Vanguard Group offers many employment opportunities, including Financial Advisor and Client Relations Specialist positions. The Vanguard Group employees bring home $61K annually on average. How long you've been working influences pay for The Vanguard Group workers the most, followed by what you do at the company and where you live. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 $63K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Vanguard Group employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $50K annually on average.


Financial Advisors earn the highest median pay at $66K per year, followed by Investment Consultants (about $63K), Data Analysts (approximately $62K), and Software Developers ($60K). Near the bottom at The Vanguard Group are Client Relations Associates, pulling in an average of just around $40K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($66K annually) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of Valley Forge, Pa. (approximately $65K), Malvern, Pa. ($64K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $40K, Wayne, Pa. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $64K per year) in Pennsylvania.

Certifications and Degrees

Chartered Financial Analysts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $67K annually. The Vanguard Group compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing-holders the most at $95K per year.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $63K annually. Customer Relationship Management is a popular skill among The Vanguard Group workers, with just over a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Customer Service, Client Interaction, and Financial Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

A third of respondents have paid vacation, and only about 9 percent can take paid time off for illness. Most respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most employees receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. The Vanguard Group employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for The Vanguard Group


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$39,997 - $75,220
$39,739 - $69,191

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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