Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

With average pay surpassing six figures at Alcatel - Lucent ($101K), workers enjoy generous pay. Alcatel - Lucent paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your city and your role at the company are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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
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[-]Telecommunications Engineer (6)
$54,287 - $137,808  
[-]Telecommunications Engineer (6)
Salary$56,866 - $131,303  
Bonus$1,592 - $16,279  
Total Pay$54,287 - $137,808  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
$59,335 - $147,932  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
Salary$60,115 - $137,452  
Bonus$460.51 - $13,637  
Total Pay$59,335 - $147,932  
[+]Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (5)
$53,456 - $119,783  
[+]Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (5)
Salary$56,898 - $118,341  
Total Pay$53,456 - $119,783  
[+]Technical Project Manager (5)
$57,228 - $155,899  
[+]Technical Project Manager (5)
Salary$60,437 - $146,139  
Bonus$671 - $11,777  
Total Pay$57,228 - $155,899  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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About This Company



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


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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.

Key Stats for Alcatel - Lucent


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

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