Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

Workers at Alcatel - Lucent bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $103K. At Alcatel - Lucent, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. This report 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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Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $100K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $75K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Alcatel - Lucent folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average about $121K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $134K annually) can be spotted in Calabasas, Calif.; Columbus, Ohio ($116K), Plano, Texas ($113K), and New Providence, N.J. (approximately $112K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Chicago, Ill. — at $88K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Alcatel - Lucent employees make the most in Ohio, earning $112K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Software Engineers, who bring in close to about $116K annually, though Software Engineers are not far behind at around $110K along with Network Engineers ($108K) and Senior Systems Engineers (around $104K). Near the bottom at Alcatel - Lucent are Technical Training Instructors, pulling in an average of just $80K.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $145K per year. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $126K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Alcatel - Lucent pays those with a Doctorate (PhD) the most — approximately $138K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be C; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $120K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; around one in seven of Alcatel - Lucent's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with UNIX, Linux, and Telecommunications.


Alcatel - Lucent's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Alcatel - Lucent; the company rewards only a third of employees with paid vacation time and only 23 percent with sick leave. Alcatel - Lucent sponsors a 401(k) program, and most workers use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for almost all survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of respondents. Alcatel - Lucent employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats for Alcatel - Lucent


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$62,053 - $120,305
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Job Satisfaction

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