Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $61K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $57K per year on average.
Business Analysts are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $60K annually; Registered Nurses, Client Applications Software Developers, and .NET Software Developers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $60K, $57K, and $55K, respectively.
Residents of Memphis, Tenn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $62K per year; other top-paying cities include Nashville, Tenn. (approximately $61K) and the company's headquarter city of Chattanooga, Tenn. (about $61K).
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $63K annually for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make $49K on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in around $63K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Process Improvement; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $70K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly less than a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and C#.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee, Inc. (BCBST) provides health insurance to nearly all survey participants, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee, Inc. (BCBST) are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.