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Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

Workers at Alcatel - Lucent bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $102K. The most important factor affecting pay for Alcatel - Lucent employees is your experience level, though your role at the company and where you live play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Alcatel - Lucent typically pays:
above market
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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

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.

Key Stats for Alcatel - Lucent


18 %
82 %
$56,673 - $106,167
$70,271 - $125,377
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 42 votes.
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