Senior Business Systems Analysts are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $78K annually on average; Network Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to $75K, followed by Senior Systems Administrators earning around $70K and Applications Systems Programmers making $54K. Accountants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $45K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $60K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $58K annually on average. The largest slice of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $59K per year.
Residents of Nashville, Tenn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $65K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Columbia, S.C. (about $59K) and Florence, S.C. (around $49K). Within the firm, employees working in Tennessee take home the most — approximately $65K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Cisco Certified Network Associates have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $75K annually. CompTIA Network+ Experts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $70K per year. It pays to have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) — these employees make the most at approximately $75K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Cisco Networking; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $90K per year. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 22 percent receiving paid vacation and one-seventh of survey participants receiving paid sick days. With an eye toward the future, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A fair number of employees can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) are life insurance, gym membership, and flexible hours.