Product Managers of Software rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $113K annually; Software Developers come in second with average earnings amounting to $104K, while Information Technology Project Managers and Associate Product Managers rank near the top as well ($90K and $78K, respectively). Near the bottom at Athenahealth, Inc. are Implementation Analysts, pulling in an average of just about $37K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $115K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Boston, Mass. (around $77K), Watertown, Mass. (approximately $74K), and Austin, Texas ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $40K) is Belfast, Maine. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to about $111K annually.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $87K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $71K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $130K per year for Pragmatic Marketing Certifieds; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $88K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Athenahealth, Inc. awards $117K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Product Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $101K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Athenahealth, Inc. is Project Management, with just over a fifth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, SQL, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, pets/dog at work, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and free drinks.