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Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to Alcatel - Lucent, where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $101K. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Alcatel - Lucent workers, followed by where you live and your role at the company. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Alcatel - Lucent typically pays:
below 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.
[-]Telecommunications Engineer (6)
$54,793 - $139,245  
[-]Telecommunications Engineer (6)
Salary$57,789 - $131,227  
Bonus$1,656 - $16,303  
Total Pay$54,793 - $139,245  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
$59,994 - $149,078  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
Salary$59,663 - $141,555  
Bonus$640 - $13,632  
Total Pay$59,994 - $149,078  
[+]Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (5)
$53,223 - $122,717  
[+]Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (5)
Salary$55,849 - $117,923  
Total Pay$53,223 - $122,717  
[+]Technical Project Manager (5)
$56,867 - $155,433  
[+]Technical Project Manager (5)
Salary$62,135 - $146,006  
Bonus$707 - $10,521  
Total Pay$56,867 - $155,433  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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Alcatel - Lucent Details



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


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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $68K. Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach about $90K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $116K annually.


Median pay is highest in New Providence (around $116K per year), followed by Plano (approximately $110K), Mountain View ($99K), and Columbus (around $97K). At about $87K, Chicago is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Jersey, where they average to approximately $112K annually.


Technical Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $110K; Software Engineers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $102K, while Senior Systems Engineers and Telecommunications Engineers rank near the top as well ($100K and $100K, respectively). At $85K, Radio Frequency Engineers are among the lowest paid at Alcatel - Lucent.

Certifications and Degrees

Program Management Professionals earn $128K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ITIL Leader is rewarded at around $119K per year. Alcatel - Lucent provides the highest financial reward to those with a law degree — these employees rake in about $180K annually.


The highest paying skill to have in this role seems to be Product Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $130K. Project Management is a popular skill among Alcatel - Lucent workers, with slightly less than a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are UNIX, Microsoft Office, and Telecommunications.


Alcatel - Lucent's employees are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Alcatel - Lucent; the company rewards only 36 percent with paid vacation time and only a quarter of workers with sick leave. The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Alcatel - Lucent also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats

20 %
80 %
$58,467 - $122,199
$69,767 - $119,733
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

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