Earning around $125K annually on average, Principal Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by IT Senior Project Managers ($115K), Quality Assurance Engineers ($100K), and Senior Software Engineers (approximately $85K). Nuance Communications, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Medical Transcriptionists (about $27K on average).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $80K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $64K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Nuance Communications, Inc. employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $105K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. ($100K), Burlington, Mass. (around $90K), and the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($89K) are the next top-paying cities. Melbourne, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $56K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Nuance Communications, Inc. employee makes $140K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ScrumMasters receive bigger paychecks ($133K annually) than those without credentials. Comptia A+ Service Technicians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $78K per year. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) at Nuance Communications, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach about $84K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $107K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Nuance Communications, Inc. is Microsoft Excel, with about one in six considering it a key competency. Java, Project Management, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of employees and dental coverage for a fair number of survey participants. Some other advantages of working at Nuance Communications, Inc. are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.