When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($175K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Boston, Mass. (around $138K), Austin, Texas ($103K), and Chicago, Ill. (approximately $88K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Houston, Texas; in fact, at $79K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at about $155K per year.
Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $120K annually — though Senior Counsels, Information Technology Project Managers, and Senior Financial Analysts also do fairly well at $113K, about $95K, and $79K, respectively. Financial compensation for Business Development Representatives is rather low — on average only approximately $55K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $65K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $78K annually. The largest fraction of BMC Software, Inc. people (41 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $112K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ITIL Leader certainly has its perks — salaries approach $113K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At BMC Software, Inc., employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $67K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be SQL; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $103K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; approximately one-seventh consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Forecasting.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 29 percent. Almost all workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. BMC Software, Inc. folks also make good use of a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.