Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $72K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at SunGard Data Systems for between five and 10 years earn approximately $80K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $98K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $107K per year) can be spotted in Lombard, Ill.; Boston, Mass. ($99K), New York, N.Y. ($98K), and Philadelphia, Pa. (approximately $81K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Birmingham, Ala. at $74K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays SunGard Data Systems the most — $115K annually on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Software Engineers, Senior Business Analysts, Senior Technical Consultants, and Information Technology Consultants; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $92K per year, the other salaries come in at $86K, around $85K, and approximately $84K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at SunGard Data Systems are Quality Assurance Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches $73K.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $149K annually for Sun Certified Java Programmers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding salaries and education, SunGard Data Systems pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Finance the most — $106K.
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 around $101K per year. SQL is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of SunGard Data Systems' people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Project Management, C#, and .NET.
Benefits and Perks
37 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A large number of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of respondents report having dental coverage. SunGard Data Systems folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.