Average Salary for BMC Software, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, BMC Software, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the software development, from Senior Business Systems Analyst to Senior Software Engineer. Workers at BMC Software, Inc. bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $111K. Your city influences pay for BMC Software, Inc. workers the most, followed by your job title and your experience level. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Houston, Texas 77042


Software Development


BMC Software

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($150K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (about $120K), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (around $93K), and New York, N.Y. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Austin, Texas; in fact, at approximately $56K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, BMC Software, Inc. pays its Florida employees the most; the pay rate there is $134K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Software Engineers, who bring in close to about $135K per year, though Information Technology Managers are not far behind at around $118K along with Senior Business Systems Analysts ($111K) and Senior Contracts Managers (approximately $110K). Technical Writers at BMC Software, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($55K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $59K annually. Average pay is $86K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of BMC Software, Inc. people (46 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $115K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Pragmatic Marketing Certifieds have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $125K per year. Earning a Certified ITIL Leader certification garners significant financial rewards of around $120K annually on average. BMC Software, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management-holders the most at $148K per year.


Employees who count Product Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $165K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at BMC Software, Inc. is Microsoft Excel, with nearly one-seventh considering it a key competency. Project Management, Software as a Service, and JavaScript are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only one in five survey participants. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for BMC Software, Inc.


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68 %
$71,193 - $123,699
$59,392 - $138,993

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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