The highest average salaries go to IT Team Leaders, who bring in close to around $85K per year, though Senior Business Analysts are not far behind at approximately $79K along with Fraud Investigators (about $59K) and Appeals and Grievances Investigators ($39K). Earning only $31K on average, Operations Support Specialists make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K annually) can be spotted in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Raleigh, N.C. ($75K), Durham, N.C. ($75K), and Winston-Salem, N.C. (around $39K) are the next top-paying cities. Fayetteville, N.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $35K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $50K per year. The largest fraction of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Inc. (BCBSNC) people (37 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $76K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $103K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is rewarded with median pay of around $79K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Inc. (BCBSNC) awards approximately $70K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Business Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $89K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Most respondents receive health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Inc. (BCBSNC) are gym membership, a casual working environment, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and tuition reimbursement.