When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Watertown, Mass.; Boston, Mass. ($75K), Belfast, Maine (about $66K), and Princeton, N.J. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $48K) is Atlanta, Ga. By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at around $76K per year.
Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $95K annually; Software Developers are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $93K, followed by Interaction Designers earning around $70K.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $75K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $70K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Athenahealth, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $73K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $93K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Athenahealth, Inc. is Project Management, with roughly one in four considering it a key competency. SQL, User Interface Design, and Interaction Design were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Athenahealth, Inc., most survey participants have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, optional telecommute / work from home, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.