When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $175K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Boston, Mass. ($138K), Austin, Texas (about $103K), and Chicago, Ill. ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($79K) in Houston, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $155K annually) in California.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average around $120K per year. Senior Counsels are a close second at about $113K along with Information Technology Project Managers (approximately $95K) and Senior Financial Analysts ($79K). Financial compensation for Business Development Representatives is rather low — on average only $55K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $78K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $65K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (41 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $112K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ITIL Leaders, who make $113K per year. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; BMC Software, Inc. awards $67K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be SQL; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $103K annually. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Forecasting.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 29 percent. Nearly all respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a strong majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at BMC Software, Inc. are a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.