Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $73K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $81K per year. The largest fraction of SunGard Data Systems people (43 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $96K annually on average.
Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $109K per year; Software Quality Assurance Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $101K, while Senior Software Engineers and Product Managers of Financial Services rank near the top as well (approximately $92K and about $85K, respectively). Near the bottom at SunGard Data Systems are Quality Assurance Analysts, pulling in an average of just $73K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $105K annually) can be spotted in Wayne, Pa.; Boston, Mass. ($99K), New York, N.Y. (approximately $97K), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Birmingham, Ala. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $76K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $115K per year) in New Jersey.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $137K annually for Microsoft Certified Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn around $100K per year on average. At SunGard Data Systems, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Finance receive the highest salaries at approximately $106K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $94K annually. SQL is a popular skill among SunGard Data Systems workers, with slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. C#, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only 37 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for most respondents, dental coverage is too. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.