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

With average pay surpassing six figures at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ($122K), workers enjoy generous pay. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), but what you do at the company and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $115K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $80K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average $180K annually.

Jobs

Attorneys rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $204K per year; Information Technology Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $165K, while Accountants and Economists rank near the top as well (approximately $156K and about $115K, respectively). Financial compensation for Information Technology Specialists is rather low — on average only $106K — relative to the rest of the company.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $204K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N.Y. (around $204K), Chicago, Ill. ($166K), and Washington, DC ($119K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employee makes approximately $204K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified in Financial Forensics have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $216K annually. Certified Public Accountants with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $204K per year. At United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at $178K.

Skills

In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $212K annually. Data Analysis is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one-fourth of United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Financial Analysis, SAS, and Microsoft Office.

Gender

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

Just 42 percent receive paid time off. Approximately one-half of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Salary
$126,500 - $210,000
Salary
$77,491 - $193,534

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%
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