Consulting Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $135K per year; Project Analysts, Business Analysts, and Compliance Specialists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $56K, $47K, and $46K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $135K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga. (around $70K), the company's headquarter city of Boston, Mass. (approximately $65K), and Austin, Texas ($58K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Blacksburg, Va. — at around $51K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Georgia, where the average salary is $70K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $59K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (47 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $50K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $135K annually for Certified Information Security Managers; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Public Consulting Group, Inc. — these employees make the most at around $82K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be .NET; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $108K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, approximately one-third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Business Analysis, Data Analysis, and SQL as well.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all respondents, and a large number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, and free drinks.