When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $175K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Boston, Mass. ($135K), Austin, Texas (approximately $112K), and Chicago, Ill. ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at $77K. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at around $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 about $120K annually — though Senior Counsels, Information Technology Project Managers, and Senior Financial Analysts also do fairly well at approximately $113K, $95K, and $79K, respectively. Earning only $55K on average, Business Development Representatives make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $79K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $65K annually. The largest slice of the BMC Software, Inc. workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $114K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders earn $105K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in about $125K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Business Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $105K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, a little less than one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Merely 28 percent at BMC Software, Inc. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, BMC Software, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all survey participants participate. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of survey participants and dental coverage for a solid majority of workers. BMC Software, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, free drinks, a company cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.