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

Financial compensation at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $120K. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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
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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, median pay is $90K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $125K annually. 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, on average, about $119K per year.

Locations

Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $140K annually) in Texas.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $115K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compensates law degree-holders the most at $131K annually.

Skills

In this position, it pays to have Regulatory Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $155K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) workers, with just under one in four of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A majority of employees participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for nearly all workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here 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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