Bringing in the most money are Principal Software Engineers — their earnings average approximately $110K annually. Senior Business Analysts are a close second at $80K along with Satellite Antenna Installers (about $65K) and Operations Managers ($54K). Installation Technicians make an average around $37K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $76K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $50K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $85K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; El Segundo, Calif. ($78K), New York, N.Y. (around $74K), and Denver, Colo. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Huntsville, Ala. at $45K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is approximately $81K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks (about $123K per year) than those without credentials. Certified Public Accountants with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $104K annually. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management at DIRECTV, LLC. — these employees make the most at $133K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $94K annually. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; roughly one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most workers can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, free cable/satellite tv, a subsidized cell phone, and gym membership.