Average Salary for TIAA-CREF Employees

Denver, Colo.-based TIAA-CREF hires for positions ranging from Financial Advisor to Financial Consultant in the insurance & financial services. Generous compensation can be found at TIAA-CREF; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $101K annually. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at TIAA-CREF, but your experience level and what you do at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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TIAA-CREF Median Salary by Job


Financial Consultant
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Financial Advisor
8 profiles

Sr. Administrative Assistant
6 profiles

United States (change)

Investment Accountant
5 profiles

Data Analyst
4 profiles

Senior Data Analyst
4 profiles

Client Relationship Manager
4 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 184
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Find out more about pay at TIAA-CREF

About This Company

Denver, Colorado 


Insurance & Financial Services


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Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $150K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($101K), Charlotte, N.C. ($87K), and Chicago, Ill. ($86K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Dallas, Texas at approximately $50K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New York pays TIAA-CREF the most — about $101K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $87K per year. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $73K annually.


IT Senior Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $102K per year on average; Senior Data Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to $97K, followed by Financial Advisors earning approximately $87K and Client Relationship Managers making $75K. Earning only around $64K on average, Senior Administrative Assistants make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $127K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Public Accountants with credentials; these people earn about $84K per year on average. Employees who have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) make the most here, hauling in $159K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Risk Management / Risk Control; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $115K per year. A garden variety skill at TIAA-CREF is Microsoft Excel; about a sixth of TIAA-CREF's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At TIAA-CREF, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats for TIAA-CREF


39 %
61 %
$61,637 - $106,269
$55,588 - $111,585

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for TIAA-CREF

  1. Charlotte, North Carolina
  2. New York, New York
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Iselin, New Jersey

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