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Average Salary for United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Employees

Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $118K. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) typically pays:
15%
above market

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Employer: United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
[-]Attorney / Lawyer (2)
$90,732 - $209,448  
   
[-]Attorney / Lawyer (2)
Salary$73,010 - $195,164  
   
Bonus$1,177 - $23,483  
Total Pay$90,732 - $209,448  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Years of Experience

Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is around $125K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $90K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $115K per year.

Locations

By state, Texas offers the highest pay at approximately $140K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $115K for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) workers who hold a law degree are also well compensated, earning $131K on average.

Skills

Skill-wise, employees who report Regulatory Compliance as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $155K on average. Legal Research also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 44 percent. United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For the greater part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all workers get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours, a casual working environment, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Key Stats

Female
23 %
Male
77 %
Salary
$90,000
Salary
$105,795 - $151,000
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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