Average Salary for BMC Software, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, BMC Software, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the software development industry, from Finance Analyst to Information Technology Project Manager. BMC Software, Inc. pays its employees $87K annually on average. Where you live influences pay for BMC Software, Inc. workers the most, followed by your role at the company and how long you've been working. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

BMC Software, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: BMC Software, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Finance Analyst (3)
$35,526 - $70,487  
[-]Finance Analyst (3)
Salary$38,490 - $66,932  
Bonus$781 - $8,112  
Total Pay$35,526 - $70,487  
[+]Senior Database Administrator (DBA) (2)
$57,275 - $105,518  
[+]Senior Database Administrator (DBA) (2)
Salary$58,572 - $99,257  
Total Pay$57,275 - $105,518  
[+]Senior Counsel (2)
$116,316 - $252,893  
[+]Senior Counsel (2)
Salary$88,588 - $155,961  
Bonus$11,066 - $61,806  
Profit Disbursement$3,025 - $58,425  
Total Pay$116,316 - $252,893  
[+]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
$58,625 - $150,923  
[+]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (2)
Salary$58,352 - $128,973  
Bonus$2,032 - $22,754  
Total Pay$58,625 - $150,923  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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About This Company

Houston, Texas 77042


Software Development


BMC Software

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Median pay is highest in San Jose (approximately $137K per year), followed by Boston ($121K), Austin (around $112K), and Chicago ($88K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $68K) is Houston. BMC Software, Inc. workers in New Jersey earn the most — about $138K annually on average.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn $120K, closely trailed by Senior Counsels (about $113K), Information Technology Project Managers (approximately $95K), and Senior Database Administrators ($77K). Finance Analysts are among the lowest paid at $53K.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to around $83K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $60K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns around $110K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ITIL Leaders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $105K. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant can certainly pay off here; those folks make $99K. BMC Software, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $125K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $110K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, just under one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Financial Analysis, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at BMC Software, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; 31 percent get paid vacation days, and 22 percent receive paid sick leave. Almost all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for the greater part of workers, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats for BMC Software, Inc.


32 %
68 %
$64,963 - $111,588
$52,976 - $124,748
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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