Earning $128K annually on average, Directors of Operations receive the most money, followed by Sales Engineers (approximately $108K), Outside Plant Engineers ($84K), and Network Engineers (around $82K). Account Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $64K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $120K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Tulsa, Okla. ($99K), Denver, Colo. ($93K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (around $86K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Phoenix, Ariz. at $61K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to approximately $108K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $59K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Level (3) Communications for between five and 10 years earn $71K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Level (3) Communications folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $92K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($120K annually) than those without credentials. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) make the most here, hauling in approximately $128K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Cisco Networking; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $78K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; nearly one-seventh consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Data Analysis, and SQL.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Level (3) Communications provides health insurance to the vast majority of survey participants, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and gym membership.