Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $121K per year, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($85K), Systems Administrators (around $76K), and Human Resources Information Systems Analysts (about $62K). On the lower end are Medical Transcriptionists at $29K on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $61K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Nuance Communications, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn about $84K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $108K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($111K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. (around $110K), the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($109K), and Burlington, Mass. (approximately $93K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $48K, Atlanta, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Washington; salaries there average to approximately $106K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $91K per year for Certified Software Test Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $88K annually on average. It pays to have a Master of Arts (MA) at Nuance Communications, Inc. — these employees make the most at $138K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be People Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $113K annually. A garden variety skill at Nuance Communications, Inc. is Project Management; approximately one-fifth of Nuance Communications, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Linux.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Nuance Communications, Inc. provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a fair number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Nuance Communications, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.