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.