Directors of Information Technology Program Management represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $150K annually — though IT Senior Project Managers, Product Development Managers, and Senior Software Engineers also do fairly well at around $106K, $105K, and about $93K, respectively. Sabre Group Holdings Inc hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Senior Software Engineers ($68K on average).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $91K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $69K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sabre Group Holdings Inc employees (29 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $117K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; the company's headquarter city of Southlake, Texas (about $93K), Orlando, Fla. ($67K), and Bethesda, Md. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Fort Worth, Texas — at around $56K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Sabre Group Holdings Inc employee makes $92K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $126K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ScrumMasters with credentials; these people earn $93K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing; Sabre Group Holdings Inc awards approximately $139K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Program Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $138K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; close to one-fifth consider it a key competency. SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Java are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for a large number of employees, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.