Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of around $90K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $68K. The largest slice of the Alcatel - Lucent workforce (37 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns $116K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($116K annually) can be spotted in New Providence; Plano (approximately $110K), Mountain View ($99K), and Columbus (about $97K) are the next top-paying cities. At $87K, Chicago is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at around $112K per year.
Earning approximately $110K on average, Technical Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Software Engineers ($102K), Senior Systems Engineers ($100K), and Telecommunications Engineers ($100K). Earning only about $85K, Radio Frequency Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $128K for Program Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Salaries typically rise to approximately $119K annually for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. The best paid folks at Alcatel - Lucent have a law degree, earning $180K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Product Development; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $130K. A garden variety skill at Alcatel - Lucent is Project Management; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of Alcatel - Lucent's people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains UNIX, Microsoft Office, and Telecommunications.
Men are more likely to work at Alcatel - Lucent than women, given the more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 36 percent receiving paid vacation and one in four workers receiving paid sick days. Almost all employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for a strong majority of workers, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.