Software Developers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $100K annually on average; Software Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $98K, followed by Information Technology Project Managers earning $88K and Assistant Directors of Nursing making $78K. Technical Project Managers make an average about $61K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $78K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Watertown, Mass. ($75K), Princeton, N.J. (about $62K), and Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $60K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Belfast, Maine at $55K. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $111K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $83K per year. The largest fraction of Athenahealth, Inc. people (41 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $70K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $138K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Registered Nurses also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $70K annually. Athenahealth, Inc. compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at about $110K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Linux; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $111K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just over a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include SQL, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Athenahealth, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all employees, and most employees do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.