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Average Salary for Southern Company Employees

Southern Company is a electric services firm headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. that hires for Electrical Engineer positions, Nuclear Engineer roles, and more. Southern Company employees bring home $70K per year on average. Southern Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on your city, though your job title and your experience level are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308


Electric Services

Southern Co

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $121K annually) can be spotted in Charlotte, N.C.; Augusta, Ga. (around $76K), Birmingham, Ala. (about $74K), and the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Gulfport, Miss. at $49K. The highest pay by state can be found in North Carolina, where salaries average out at $121K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Maintenance Managers, Nuclear Engineers, Financial Analysts, and Electrical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $117K annually, the other salaries come in at about $73K, $67K, and $62K, respectively. On the lower end are Administrative Assistants at $45K on average.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $74K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Southern Company employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $60K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Systems Security Professionals earn $105K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. CompTIA Security+ Experts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $103K annually. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Southern Company come out on top, and their salaries approach $91K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $80K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; just under one in five consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Although the firm compensates one-half for vacation days, it only pays one in three respondents for sick time. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Southern Company also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for Southern Company


29 %
71 %
$40,237 - $78,356
$47,678 - $93,863
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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