When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($115K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Boston, Mass. ($78K), Watertown, Mass. (approximately $74K), and Austin, Texas (around $73K) are the next top-paying cities. Belfast, Maine is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $40K. Athenahealth, Inc. workers in California earn the most — $111K annually on average.
Product Managers of Software earn the highest median pay at about $113K per year, followed by Software Developers (approximately $102K), Software Engineers ($100K), and Information Technology Project Managers (around $90K). Athenahealth, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Data Scientists ($71K on average).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $84K annually. The largest slice of the Athenahealth, Inc. workforce (47 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Pragmatic Marketing Certifieds, who make $130K annually. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $90K per year. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Athenahealth, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $117K annually.
When it comes to skills, Linux seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $107K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just under a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Data Analysis, SQL, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all respondents and dental coverage for most respondents. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, pets/dog at work, life insurance, and free drinks.