Average Salary for BMC Software, Inc. Employees

Houston, Texas-based BMC Software, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Senior Software Engineer to Senior Financial Analyst in the software development. With average pay surpassing six figures at BMC Software, Inc. ($110K), workers enjoy generous pay. BMC Software, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on geography, though your job title and your experience level are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Houston, Texas 77042


Software Development


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $160K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (about $120K), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas ($94K), and New York, N.Y. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. At $56K, Austin, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Florida; salaries there average to around $134K annually.


Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $135K per year, followed by Information Technology Managers (about $118K), Senior Contracts Managers ($110K), and Senior Technical Support Engineers (around $109K). Financial compensation for Technical Writers is rather low — on average only $55K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $86K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $59K per year. The largest slice of the BMC Software, Inc. workforce (48 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $114K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $125K per year for Pragmatic Marketing Certifieds; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials; these people earn $120K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management; BMC Software, Inc. awards $148K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Java; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $140K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; nearly one in ten consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are UNIX, Customer Service, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only 29 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Most workers report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a strong majority of workers get dental coverage. BMC Software, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, gym membership, optional telecommute / work from home, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for BMC Software, Inc.


41 %
59 %
$61,277 - $119,521
$59,180 - $140,188
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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