Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $86K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $66K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $119K annually on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Managers, Software Engineering Group Managers, Senior Systems Analysts, and Information Technology Project Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $127K per year, the other salaries come in at around $120K, $100K, and about $95K, respectively. Near the bottom at Avanade Corporation are IT Business Analysts, pulling in an average of just $57K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $120K annually) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Redmond, Wash. ($107K), San Antonio, Texas (around $104K), and Chicago, Ill. ($103K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $79K) in New York, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Avanade Corporation employees make the most in California, earning $119K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Microsoft Certified IT Professional : Enterprise Administrator certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $112K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $106K per year. Avanade Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in $104K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Sharepoint Server; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $106K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Avanade Corporation is .NET, with somewhere between a fifth and a fourth considering it a key competency. Project Management, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server round out the set of key employee skills.
Avanade Corporation's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about half of employees receiving paid vacation and more than two-fifths of workers receiving sick leave. Most workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Avanade Corporation sponsors. At Avanade Corporation, almost all workers have health insurance, and nearly all respondents have dental coverage. Avanade Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.