Senior Human Resources Generalists earn the highest median pay at around $84K annually, followed by Network Engineers ($75K), Supply Chain Managers ($66K), and Curriculum Developers (about $53K). Outside Sales Representatives make an average approximately $19K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($107K per year) can be spotted in Reno, Nev.; Stamford, Conn. (approximately $105K), Atlanta, Ga. ($102K), and Denver, Colo. (about $86K) are the next top-paying cities. Rochester, Minn. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $43K. By state, Connecticut offers the highest pay at around $105K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $60K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $46K annually. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $120K annually for Certified Software Testers; non-accredited workers make much less. Project Management Certificate Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $115K per year. Charter Communications, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management — these employees rake in $72K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Network Management / Administration; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $99K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about one in eight of employees surveyed report using it at work. Cisco Networking, Data Analysis, and Project Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Only one-half of respondents at Charter Communications, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just two-fifths of employees can take sick leave. A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all workers, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.