Earning about $125K annually on average, Principal Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by IT Senior Project Managers (approximately $115K), Quality Assurance Engineers ($100K), and Senior Software Engineers ($85K). Nuance Communications, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Medical Transcriptionists ($25K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $110K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($94K), Burlington, Mass. (approximately $93K), and Knoxville, Tenn. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $56K) is Melbourne, Fla. By state, California offers the highest pay at around $140K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $65K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $84K annually on average. The largest slice of the Nuance Communications, Inc. workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $106K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ScrumMaster certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $133K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $85K on average. At Nuance Communications, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at $83K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $107K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Java; a little less than one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all employees save for retirement through Nuance Communications, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a subsidized cell phone.