Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $51K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $54K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $88K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. ($80K), Windsor, Conn. (around $55K), and Dallas, Texas ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Los Angeles, Calif. — at approximately $45K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Massachusetts take home the most — $88K per year on average.
Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $67K annually on average; Software Developers are next on the list, bringing in close to $65K, followed by Senior Accountants earning $58K and Fund Accountants making about $45K.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Public Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach $50K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. SS&C Technologies, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) — these employees rake in around $78K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be SQL; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $88K per year. A relatively widespread skill at SS&C Technologies, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; more than a third of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Financial Analysis, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The vast majority of respondents receive health insurance, and a strong majority of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and life insurance.