Bringing in the most money are Information Technology Managers — their earnings average about $104K annually. Contract Administrators are a close second at $56K along with Applications Systems Programmers (approximately $54K) and System Support Technicians ($52K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $50K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $53K annually.
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Columbia, S.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $60K per year; other top-paying cities include Surfside Beach, S.C. ($47K) and Charleston, S.C. (approximately $41K).
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $68K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to around $60K per year for accredited CompTIA Security+ Experts. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC), employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) receive the highest salaries at $64K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report SQL among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $67K annually. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, one-tenth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Java, Accounts Payable, and JCL round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
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 respondents, and for a majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance.