Bringing in the most money are Senior Systems Engineers — their earnings average approximately $114K per year. Senior Software Engineers are a close second at $109K along with Business Operations Analysts (around $60K) and Business Analysts ($50K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K annually) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Princeton, N.J. ($75K), the company's headquarter city of Boston, Mass. (about $70K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($48K) are the next top-paying cities. Columbus, Ohio is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $47K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $110K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $63K annually. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $50K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Arts (MA); Public Consulting Group, Inc. awards $80K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be .NET; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $107K annually. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in three of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Business Analysis, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Nearly all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of employees also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, gym membership, flexible hours, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.