The highest average salaries go to Principal Software Engineers, who bring in close to around $125K per year, though IT Senior Project Managers are not far behind at $115K along with Quality Assurance Engineers (approximately $100K) and Senior Software Engineers ($85K). With salaries averaging $25K, Medical Transcriptionists are among the lowest paid at Nuance Communications, Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Cambridge, Mass. ($98K), the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. (about $94K), and Burlington, Mass. (around $91K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $56K) is Melbourne, Fla. By state, Nuance Communications, Inc. employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning $99K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $65K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $83K per year. The largest slice of the Nuance Communications, Inc. workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $105K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ScrumMasters earn approximately $133K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded with median pay of $85K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Nuance Communications, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) the most — about $100K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C++; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $91K per year. Java is regularly seen around here; nearly one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.