Network Analysts represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $75K annually — though Senior Systems Administrators, Data Analysts, and Accountants also do fairly well at around $70K, about $52K, and $45K, respectively.
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. (approximately $60K) and Florence, S.C. ($49K). Across Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Tennessee earn the most, taking home $65K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $52K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $52K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $62K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn approximately $94K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ITIL Leader is rewarded with median pay of $92K per year. Those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) come out on top, and their salaries approach $75K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Network Management / Administration; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $78K per year. A common skill in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC)'s work force is Data Analysis; slightly less than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Benefits and Perks
22 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. 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. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of workers, and a solid majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.