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 Financial Advisor to Client Relations Specialist. The median income for The Vanguard Group employees is $60K per year. At The Vanguard Group, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and where you live each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

Investment management

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $65K annually. The largest fraction of The Vanguard Group people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $50K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Project Managers, who earn an average approximately $87K annually, closely trailed by Financial Advisors ($64K), Software Developers (about $63K), and Investment Consultants ($62K). With salaries averaging about $41K, Client Relations Specialists are among the lowest paid at The Vanguard Group.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($76K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Valley Forge, Pa.; Wayne, Pa. (approximately $73K), Philadelphia, Pa. ($64K), and Malvern, Pa. ($63K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Scottsdale, Ariz.; in fact, at around $48K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Pennsylvania, where they average to $63K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Chartered Financial Analysts earn about $67K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Financial Planners with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $66K annually. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Technology Management at The Vanguard Group — these employees make the most at approximately $91K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $66K annually. A common skill in The Vanguard Group's work force is Customer Relationship Management; just under a fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Customer Service, Java, and Client Interaction.

Benefits and Perks

A third of respondents receive paid vacation, and only one in ten respondents get sick leave. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and flexible hours.

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$39,199 - $66,802
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
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