Earning $126K per year on average, Product Line Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Software Engineers (approximately $118K), Software Engineers ($108K), and Radio Frequency Engineers ($93K). On the lower end are Technical Training Instructors at around $80K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $133K annually) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Calabasas, Calif. ($132K), Chicago, Ill. ($110K), and New Providence, N.J. ($104K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $91K, Plano, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to approximately $144K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $80K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $92K per year. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $113K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make around $192K per year. Becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $126K on average. Alcatel - Lucent workers who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are also well compensated, earning $190K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be C programming Language; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $122K annually. UNIX is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one in seven of Alcatel - Lucent's people use it regularly. Java, Project Management, and Linux are also desirable skills.
Alcatel - Lucent's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Alcatel - Lucent can sometimes lack paid time off; 22 percent get paid vacation days, and one in six workers receive paid sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.