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

Generous compensation can be found at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $120K annually. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) typically pays:
13%
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: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $90K. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of about $125K. The largest slice of the United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) workforce (38 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns around $119K annually.

Locations

By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employee makes $140K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $115K for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with a law degree at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $131K annually.

Skills

Employees who count Regulatory Compliance among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $155K. One of the more prevalent skills at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is Project Management, with slightly more than a fifth considering it a key competency.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only two-fifths of workers. A majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A solid majority of workers receive health insurance, and nearly all workers get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are flexible hours, a casual working environment, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Key Stats for United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Salary
$90,000
Salary
$94,439 - $139,379
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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