Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

With average pay surpassing six figures at Alcatel - Lucent ($103K), workers enjoy generous pay. Though what you do at the company and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at Alcatel - Lucent, geography turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Alcatel - Lucent Median Salary by Job


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  • Updated: 24 Jun 2017
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System Integrator, Mobile, Access, Packet Switching Equipment, Telecommunications, Optical Networks Equipment, Telecom Equipment Vendor


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $130K annually) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Austin, Texas ($117K), Chicago, Ill. ($110K), and New Providence, N.J. (about $100K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $82K) in Naperville, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. Alcatel - Lucent workers in New York earn the most — $157K per year on average.


Product Line Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $125K annually on average; Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $122K, followed by Software Engineers earning approximately $105K and Telecommunications Engineers making $91K. Financial compensation for Program Project Managers is rather low — on average only around $83K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $87K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $99K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Alcatel - Lucent folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average about $111K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers earn $192K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Systems Engineering Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $110K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Alcatel - Lucent awards approximately $189K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $124K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Alcatel - Lucent is UNIX, with approximately one in six considering it a key competency. Project Management, Java, and Telecommunications are also desirable skills.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly all survey participants report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Alcatel - Lucent


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$60,440 - $110,011
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