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

With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $137K), United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), but your job title and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $70K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $119K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $180K annually.

Jobs

Nearing the top of the pay scale are Attorneys, Information Technology Managers, Economists, and Information Technology Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $200K per year, the other salaries come in at around $165K, about $115K, and approximately $106K, respectively.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($204K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($204K), Chicago, Ill. ($180K), and Washington, DC (around $122K) are the next top-paying cities. United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) workers in New York earn the most — about $204K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $216K annually for Certified in Financial Forensics; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Public Accountants also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $207K per year. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS) make the most here, hauling in approximately $164K annually.

Skills

Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $212K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Data Analysis; just under one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know SAS, Financial Analysis, and Securities Compliance.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. About one-half save for retirement through United States Government, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s 401(k) plan. Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %
Salary
$96,298 - $166,118
Salary
$77,491 - $193,534
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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