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Average Salary for The Vanguard Group Employees

The Vanguard Group is a investment management firm headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. that hires for Client Relations Associate positions, Client Relations Specialist roles, and more. The median salary at The Vanguard Group is $60K per year. Your city primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and what you do at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at The Vanguard Group. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

The Vanguard Group typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: The Vanguard Group
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Client Relations Associate (11)
$32,943 - $52,323  
[-]Client Relations Associate (11)
Salary$31,500 - $51,025  
Bonus$1,303 - $10,944  
Total Pay$32,943 - $52,323  
[+]Client Relations Specialist (10)
$34,521 - $45,545  
[+]Client Relations Specialist (10)
Salary$31,499 - $53,959  
Bonus$587 - $7,744  
Total Pay$34,521 - $45,545  
[+]Investment Consultant (7)
$39,115 - $99,985  
[+]Investment Consultant (7)
Salary$33,127 - $91,970  
Bonus$964 - $14,821  
Profit Disbursement$1,835 - $14,600  
Total Pay$39,115 - $99,985  
[+]Certified Financial Planner (CFP) (6)
$39,883 - $131,683  
[+]Certified Financial Planner (CFP) (6)
Salary$38,169 - $107,965  
Bonus$1,328 - $20,676  
Total Pay$39,883 - $131,683  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

Investment management

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Phoenix, Ariz. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $42K. By state, The Vanguard Group pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is around $73K annually.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $55K per year. Overall, the greater share of The Vanguard Group folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $46K annually.


Earning $86K per year on average, Operations Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Software Developers ($60K), Certified Financial Planners (around $52K), and Financial Advisors ($50K). Client Relations Associates make an average $38K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Black Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $81K annually. Becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $63K on average. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance at The Vanguard Group come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $63K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Data Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $67K annually. A relatively widespread skill at The Vanguard Group is Customer Relationship Management; close to one-fourth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service as well.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of employees, and most employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

Key Stats for The Vanguard Group


41 %
59 %
$41,291 - $69,716
$38,552 - $71,483
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 53 votes.
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