When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($150K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (around $120K), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (approximately $89K), and Austin, Texas ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is New York, N.Y. at $65K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is about $134K per year.
Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $135K annually; Information Technology Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $118K, while Senior Business Systems Analysts and Senior Contracts Managers rank near the top as well (about $111K and $110K, respectively). BMC Software, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Technical Writers ($55K on average).
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $86K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $57K annually on average. The largest fraction of BMC Software, Inc. people (47 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $116K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Pragmatic Marketing Certifieds earn $125K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Certified ITIL Leader can certainly pay off here; those folks make $120K on average. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management at BMC Software, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $148K per year.
Employees who count Product Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $136K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, around one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Business Analysis, and Technical Sales.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, BMC Software, Inc. has room for improvement — only a fifth of respondents are paid for vacation and sick time. A large number of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, free drinks, and life insurance.