Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $78K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $73K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $97K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $105K annually) can be spotted in Wayne, Pa.; New York, N.Y. ($100K), Boston, Mass. ($99K), and Chicago, Ill. (about $85K) are the next top-paying cities. Birmingham, Ala. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $73K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New Jersey; salaries there average to around $115K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average $92K annually. Product Managers of Financial Services are a close second at $85K along with Senior Technical Consultants (approximately $85K) and Billing Managers ($80K). Quality Assurance Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $73K.
Certifications and Degrees
Sun Certified Java Programmers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $149K per year. Regarding salaries and education, SunGard Data Systems pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) the most — $112K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be HTML; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $101K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know SQL; slightly less than a fourth consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Project Management, C#, and .NET.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. A large number of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At SunGard Data Systems, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.