Average Salary for SunGard Data Systems Employees

SunGard Data Systems offers hefty wages with the average worker making $92K annually. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for SunGard Data Systems workers, followed by your city and what you do at the company. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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SunGard Data Systems typically pays:
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Employer: SunGard Data Systems
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Software Developer (4)
$46,409 - $104,039  
[-]Software Developer (4)
Salary$47,380 - $95,428  
Bonus$1,565 - $16,259  
Total Pay$46,409 - $104,039  
[+]Client Service Manager (3)
$34,750 - $114,434  
[+]Client Service Manager (3)
Salary$34,690 - $103,865  
Bonus$908 - $19,407  
Total Pay$34,750 - $114,434  
[+]Senior Business Analyst (3)
$59,340 - $126,570  
[+]Senior Business Analyst (3)
Salary$58,766 - $114,235  
Bonus$751 - $11,315  
Total Pay$59,340 - $126,570  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
$74,908 - $132,631  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
Salary$74,479 - $125,719  
Bonus$1,175 - $14,384  
Total Pay$74,908 - $132,631  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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About This Company

United States of America 


Computer Processing and Data Preparation and Processing Services, Information technology

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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 about $69K. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $85K. The largest fraction of SunGard Data Systems people (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $97K per year.


Median pay is highest in Houston (around $111K annually), followed by New York ($101K), Boston ($99K), and Lombard ($96K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $70K) is Chicago. Across SunGard Data Systems' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Texas earn the most, taking home $110K per year.


Software Development Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $90K; Information Technology Consultants come in second with typical earnings amounting to $84K, while Senior Technical Writers and Billing Managers rank near the top as well (approximately $80K and about $80K, respectively). At around $64K, Software Developers are among the lowest paid at SunGard Data Systems.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Sun Certified Java Programmers, who make $145K. Salaries typically rise to $145K annually for accredited Microsoft Certified Database Administrators. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree, Economics make the most here, hauling in approximately $121K per year.


Employees who count C# among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $115K. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just under one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 43 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. A strong majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The greater part of workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for SunGard Data Systems


40 %
60 %
$47,678 - $89,612
$56,673 - $117,564
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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