Attorneys rake in the most money, with average earnings of $204K annually; Information Technology Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $165K, while Accountants and Economists rank near the top as well (approximately $156K and about $115K, respectively). Earning only $106K on average, Information Technology Specialists make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $115K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $80K annually on average. The largest fraction of United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) people (36 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn approximately $168K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $204K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($204K), Chicago, Ill. ($166K), and Washington, DC ($120K) are the next top-paying cities. United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) workers in New York earn the most — approximately $204K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified in Financial Forensics have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $216K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Public Accountant is rewarded with median pay of $204K per year. Employees who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) make the most here, hauling in around $178K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $212K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Data Analysis; close to one-fourth deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with SAS, Securities Compliance, and Microsoft Office.
At United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only two in five survey participants receive paid vacation and sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and close to one-half use it to save for retirement. Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.