Nearing the top of the pay scale are Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, Systems Administrators, and Human Resources Information Systems Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $118K per year, the other salaries come in at $95K, about $76K, and $62K, respectively. Near the bottom at Nuance Communications, Inc. are Medical Transcriptionists, pulling in an average of just approximately $30K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $58K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $86K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Nuance Communications, Inc. employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $106K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $111K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. (around $110K), the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. (approximately $109K), and Burlington, Mass. ($91K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to approximately $106K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $96K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified Software Test Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of around $91K annually on average. The best paid folks at Nuance Communications, Inc. have a Master of Arts (MA), earning $138K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++ Programming Language; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $118K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; roughly a fifth deem it necessary for work. People Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Nuance Communications, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Nuance Communications, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.