The highest paychecks go to Senior Product Management Directors, who earn an average around $145K annually, closely trailed by Senior Sales Engineers ($99K), Senior Marketing Managers ($91K), and Senior Software Engineers ($81K). On the lower end are Network Operations Center Technicians at approximately $59K on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $79K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $58K annually. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $78K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $99K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Boulder, Colo. ($83K), Mclean, Va. ($81K), and Tulsa, Okla. (around $73K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $59K, Phoenix, Ariz. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Level (3) Communications workers in New York earn the most — $100K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $113K annually. On average, salaries rise to $99K per year for accredited Cisco Certified Design Associates. Level (3) Communications compensates Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)-holders the most at $75K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Sales; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $110K per year. A common skill in Level (3) Communications' work force is Project Management; one-sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Level (3) Communications provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Level (3) Communications employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a subsidized cell phone.