Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $72K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Alcatel - Lucent for between five and 10 years earn $98K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $118K per year on average.
Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $116K annually; Software Engineers, Network Engineers, and Senior Software Development Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $110K, about $107K, and approximately $104K, respectively. Financial compensation for Radio Frequency Engineers is rather low — on average only $86K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $116K per year) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; New Providence, N.J. ($112K), Austin, Texas (about $108K), and Plano, Texas ($106K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chicago, Ill.; in fact, at $88K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Washington pays Alcatel - Lucent the most — $112K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $118K per year for Certified ScrumMasters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $110K annually. Employees who have a Doctorate (PhD) make the most here, hauling in about $138K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Linux; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $115K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, roughly a sixth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know UNIX, Telecommunications, and Microsoft Office.
At Alcatel - Lucent, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three employees receiving paid vacation and close to a fourth of workers receiving sick leave. A large number of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Alcatel - Lucent sponsors. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Alcatel - Lucent also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and a subsidized cell phone.