When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $130K annually) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Austin, Texas ($117K), Chicago, Ill. ($110K), and New Providence, N.J. (about $100K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $82K) in Naperville, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. Alcatel - Lucent workers in New York earn the most — $157K per year on average.
Product Line Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $125K annually on average; Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $122K, followed by Software Engineers earning approximately $105K and Telecommunications Engineers making $91K. Financial compensation for Program Project Managers is rather low — on average only around $83K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $87K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $99K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Alcatel - Lucent folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average about $111K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn $192K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Systems Engineering Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $110K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Alcatel - Lucent awards approximately $189K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $124K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Alcatel - Lucent is UNIX, with approximately one in six considering it a key competency. Project Management, Java, and Telecommunications are also desirable skills.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly all survey participants report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.