Network Analysts rake in the most money, with average earnings of $75K per year; Senior Systems Administrators come in second with average earnings amounting to $70K, while Data Analysts and Accountants rank near the top as well (around $52K and approximately $45K, respectively).
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $58K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $57K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $58K annually.
Residents of Nashville, Tenn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $65K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Columbia, S.C. (around $60K) and Florence, S.C. ($49K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Tennessee; salaries there average to about $65K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Cisco Certified Network Associates, who make $75K per year. Acquiring certification to be a CompTIA Network+ Expert is rewarded with median pay of around $70K annually. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC), employees who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) receive the highest salaries at $75K.
In this position, it pays to have IP Network in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $90K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) is Data Analysis, with just under a third considering it a key competency. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Network Management / Administration are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in four employees receiving paid vacation and roughly one in six workers receiving sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a strong majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.