Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $78K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $73K per year on average. The largest fraction of SunGard Data Systems people (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $97K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $105K per year) can be spotted in Wayne, Pa.; New York, N.Y. (around $100K), Boston, Mass. ($99K), and Chicago, Ill. (around $85K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $73K) in Birmingham, Ala., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $115K annually on average.
Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $92K per year — though Product Managers of Financial Services, Senior Technical Consultants, and Billing Managers also do fairly well at $85K, $85K, and about $80K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at SunGard Data Systems are Quality Assurance Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches around $73K.
Certifications and Degrees
Sun Certified Java Programmers receive bigger paychecks ($149K annually) than those without credentials. SunGard Data Systems compensates Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at $112K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report HTML among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $101K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know SQL; just over a fifth consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, C#, and .NET.
Benefits and Perks
Just 38 percent receive paid time off. SunGard Data Systems sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. SunGard Data Systems provides health insurance to almost all employees, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.