The highest paychecks go to Solutions Architects, who earn an average around $131K annually, closely trailed by Information Technology Managers (approximately $125K), Software Engineering Group Managers (about $120K), and Senior Systems Analysts ($100K). Near the bottom at Avanade Corporation are IT Business Analysts, pulling in an average of just $57K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $66K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Avanade Corporation for between five and 10 years earn around $86K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Avanade Corporation employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $120K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($121K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Texas (approximately $120K), San Antonio, Texas ($104K), and Redmond, Wash. (about $100K) are the next top-paying cities. New York, N.Y. is near the bottom for pay at around $79K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to $121K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Microsoft Certified IT Professional : Enterprise Administrators have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $112K annually. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $106K per year. At Avanade Corporation, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at about $121K.
Employees who count Microsoft Sharepoint Server among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $106K annually. A garden variety skill at Avanade Corporation is .NET; between a fifth and a fourth of Avanade Corporation's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only half of employees at Avanade Corporation enjoy paid vacation time, and just 42 percent can take sick leave. A large number of employees participate in a 401(k) program. At Avanade Corporation, almost all workers have health insurance, and nearly all respondents have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.