Average Salary for The Vanguard Group Employees

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., The Vanguard Group offers a range of employment opportunities in the investment management, from Financial Advisor to Client Relations Specialist. Compensation for The Vanguard Group employees is around $61K annually on average. At The Vanguard Group, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and where you live each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The Vanguard Group Median Salary by Job


Financial Advisor
33 profiles

Client Relations Specialist
28 profiles

Software Developer
18 profiles

United States (change)

Java Developer
13 profiles

Client Relations Associate
12 profiles

Investment Consultant
11 profiles

Client Services Specialist
9 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 444
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About This Company

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

Investment management

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at The Vanguard Group for between five and 10 years earn approximately $67K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of The Vanguard Group folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $51K annually.


Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $87K per year — though Investment Consultants, Software Developers, and Financial Advisors also do fairly well at $65K, $63K, and $62K, respectively. Financial compensation for Client Relations Specialists is rather low — on average only around $41K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($76K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Valley Forge, Pa.; Wayne, Pa. ($73K), Philadelphia, Pa. (approximately $65K), and Malvern, Pa. (about $63K) are the next top-paying cities. Scottsdale, Ariz. is near the bottom for pay at $48K. Within the firm, employees working in Florida take home the most — $90K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $67K annually for Chartered Financial Analysts; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Licensed Security Dealer can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $65K on average. The Vanguard Group compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Technology Management-holders the most at $91K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $66K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Relationship Management; slightly more than a fifth deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Client Interaction, Customer Service, and Java.

Benefits and Perks

A third of respondents have paid vacation, and only about one in ten workers can take paid time off for illness. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for The Vanguard Group


35 %
65 %
$39,697 - $69,537
$40,362 - $68,810

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for The Vanguard Group

  1. Malvern, Pennsylvania
  2. Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Charlotte, North Carolina
  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  5. Phoenix, Arizona
  6. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  7. New York, New York

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