Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $71K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at SunGard Data Systems for between five and 10 years earn $78K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of SunGard Data Systems folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $97K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. (around $98K), Lombard, Ill. ($96K), and Chicago, Ill. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Birmingham, Ala. ranks low on the pay scale — at $73K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at $115K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average around $92K annually, closely trailed by Software Development Project Managers (about $90K), Senior Technical Consultants (approximately $85K), and Billing Managers (around $80K). Software Developers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $67K.
Certifications and Degrees
Sun Certified Java Programmers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $149K per year. Regarding salaries and education, SunGard Data Systems pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Finance the most — approximately $106K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report HTML among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $101K annually. SQL also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 37 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Most employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. SunGard Data Systems provides health insurance to most survey participants, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.