Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $105K), Alcatel - Lucent is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. At Alcatel - Lucent, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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


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Earning about $126K per year on average, Product Line Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($118K), Software Engineers ($110K), and Radio Frequency Engineers ($93K). With salaries averaging around $82K, Telecommunications Engineers are among the lowest paid at Alcatel - Lucent.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $133K annually) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Calabasas, Calif. ($129K), Chicago, Ill. (around $110K), and New Providence, N.J. (about $100K) are the next top-paying cities. Plano, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $91K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Colorado, where the average salary is approximately $144K per year.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $78K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $94K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Alcatel - Lucent employees (41 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $112K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $192K per year for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ScrumMasters with credentials; these people earn $120K annually on average. At Alcatel - Lucent, employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at approximately $190K.


Employees who count C++ Programming Language among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $128K per year. UNIX is a popular skill in the Alcatel - Lucent workforce; approximately one in seven of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Java, Project Management, and C programming Language.


Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Alcatel - Lucent can sometimes lack paid time off; 23 percent get paid vacation days, and one in six respondents receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Alcatel - Lucent


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$63,644 - $128,329
$70,469 - $121,877

Job Satisfaction

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based on 19 votes.
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