Average Salary for Alcatel - Lucent Employees

Generous compensation can be found at Alcatel - Lucent; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $105K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Alcatel - Lucent employees is your experience level, though geography and your role at the company play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $76K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $97K annually. The largest fraction of Alcatel - Lucent people (44 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $116K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K annually) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Austin, Texas ($117K), New Providence, N.J. (about $110K), and Naperville, Ill. ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $91K) is Plano, Texas. The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where salaries average out at approximately $187K per year.


Product Line Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $126K annually — though Senior Software Engineers, Senior Systems Engineers, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at $117K, $109K, and approximately $107K, respectively. Radio Frequency Engineers at Alcatel - Lucent do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($89K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $192K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Information Systems Security Professional is rewarded with median pay of around $126K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS); Alcatel - Lucent awards $155K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have may be C; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $120K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is UNIX; one in seven deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Linux, and Telecommunications as well.


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

Benefits and Perks

Alcatel - Lucent lets only 31 percent take paid vacation and only 22 percent take sick leave. A large number of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are 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


19 %
81 %
$63,858 - $121,928
$76,952 - $125,607
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 33 votes.

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