Bringing in the most money are Senior Programmer Analysts — their earnings average about $76K annually. Web Developers are a close second at around $53K along with Customer Service Representatives ($32K) and Benefits Specialists ($29K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($87K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Bridgewater, N.J. (approximately $63K), The Woodlands, Texas (about $61K), and Charlotte, N.C. (around $55K) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is near the bottom for pay at approximately $45K. Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — $130K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $79K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $51K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (approximately $85K per year) than those without credentials. Hewitt Associates, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE)-holders the most at $85K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Java/J2EE in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $87K per year. A garden variety skill at Hewitt Associates, Inc. is SQL; nearly one-fourth of Hewitt Associates, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Although the firm compensates the larger part of survey participants for vacation days, it only pays 37 percent for sick time. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and flexible hours.