Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $69K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $78K annually. The largest slice of the SunGard Data Systems workforce (43 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $95K per year.
Software Quality Assurance Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $101K annually — though Senior Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, and Senior Technical Consultants also do fairly well at $94K, $92K, and around $85K, respectively. Financial compensation for Information Technology Consultants is rather low — on average only $61K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $106K per year) can be spotted in Voorhees, N.J.; Boston, Mass. ($101K), New York, N.Y. ($97K), and Chicago, Ill. (about $85K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Birmingham, Ala. at $76K. By state, SunGard Data Systems employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning $120K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Microsoft Certified Professionals, who make around $137K per year. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $110K annually. Regarding salaries and education, SunGard Data Systems pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — approximately $110K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be UNIX; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $109K per year. A relatively widespread skill at SunGard Data Systems is SQL; approximately one in six of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Project Management, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server as well.
Benefits and Perks
SunGard Data Systems lets only two-fifths of workers take paid vacation and only 30 percent take sick leave. Almost all respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. SunGard Data Systems provides health insurance to most employees, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.