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Average Salary for SunGard Data Systems Employees

Pay is high at SunGard Data Systems where employees can expect to earn an average of $92K per year. Though your city and your role at the company do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at SunGard Data Systems. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: SunGard Data Systems
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[-]Software Developer (5)
$46,189 - $115,979  
[-]Software Developer (5)
Salary$46,585 - $111,206  
Bonus$1,367 - $16,617  
Total Pay$46,189 - $115,979  
[+]Senior Business Analyst (3)
$59,412 - $126,860  
[+]Senior Business Analyst (3)
Salary$59,790 - $112,218  
Bonus$751 - $11,994  
Total Pay$59,412 - $126,860  
[+]Client Service Manager (3)
$34,292 - $115,893  
[+]Client Service Manager (3)
Salary$35,743 - $100,058  
Bonus$1,312 - $23,632  
Total Pay$34,292 - $115,893  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Consultant (2)
$52,893 - $145,770  
[+]Information Technology (IT) Consultant (2)
Salary$53,623 - $124,940  
Total Pay$52,893 - $145,770  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $69K. Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the $85K mark. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of SunGard Data Systems people (37 percent) have been in their field for 10-19 years and earn around $98K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $111K per year) can be spotted in Houston; New York (about $101K), Boston ($99K), and Lombard ($96K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $70K) is Chicago. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $110K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Software Development Project Managers, Information Technology Consultants, Senior Technical Writers, and Billing Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $90K, the other salaries come in at about $84K, approximately $80K, and around $80K, respectively. Software Developers at SunGard Data Systems do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $67K) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Sun Certified Java Programmer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $145K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator can certainly pay off here; those folks make $145K. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree, Economics make the most here, hauling in about $121K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be C#; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $115K. A relatively widespread skill at SunGard Data Systems is Project Management; just under a fifth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Just 44 percent receive paid time off. A solid majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. The vast majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for the greater part of workers also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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