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Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

Alcatel - Lucent hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $102K. The most important factor affecting pay for Alcatel - Lucent employees is how long you've been working, though where you live and your job title play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Alcatel - Lucent typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Employer: Alcatel - Lucent
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Software Engineer (6)
$84,077 - $156,094  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (6)
Salary$80,744 - $140,589  
Bonus$1,828 - $18,679  
Total Pay$84,077 - $156,094  
[+]Network Engineer (5)
$54,584 - $131,111  
[+]Network Engineer (5)
Salary$58,232 - $123,969  
Bonus$1,377 - $14,333  
Total Pay$54,584 - $131,111  
[+]Software Engineer (5)
$59,735 - $143,948  
[+]Software Engineer (5)
Salary$64,766 - $134,681  
Bonus$1,397 - $17,107  
Total Pay$59,735 - $143,948  
[+]Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (5)
$53,478 - $121,874  
[+]Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (5)
Salary$56,388 - $119,732  
Total Pay$53,478 - $121,874  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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System Integrator, Mobile, Access, Packet Switching Equipment, Telecommunications, Optical Networks Equipment, Telecom Equipment Vendor


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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $100K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $73K per year on average. The largest slice of the Alcatel - Lucent workforce (39 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, about $119K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($123K per year) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; New Providence, N.J. ($112K), Plano, Texas (approximately $106K), and Mountain View, Calif. (around $101K) are the next top-paying cities. Chicago, Ill. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $88K. By state, Washington offers the highest pay at $110K annually.


Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $116K per year — though Software Engineers, Network Engineers, and Technical Project Managers also do fairly well at approximately $110K, about $107K, and $107K, respectively. Near the bottom at Alcatel - Lucent are Radio Frequency Engineers, pulling in an average of just $85K.

Certifications and Degrees

Program Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (around $128K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $120K per year for accredited Project Management Professionals. Alcatel - Lucent compensates Doctorate (PhD)-holders the most at about $138K annually.


When it comes to skills, Linux seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $113K per year. A common skill in Alcatel - Lucent's work force is Project Management; about one in six of survey participants report using it on the job. UNIX, Telecommunications, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.


Alcatel - Lucent's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Alcatel - Lucent gives paid vacation to a third of employees and paid sick leave to a quarter of employees. A large number of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of employees report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Alcatel - Lucent employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Alcatel - Lucent


19 %
81 %
$59,500 - $121,928
$71,315 - $124,196
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
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