Software Engineering Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $123K per year — though Senior Electrical Engineers, Marketing Communications Managers, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at around $105K, approximately $75K, and $73K, respectively. Metrology Calibration Technicians are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K annually) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Plano, Texas ($125K), Portland, Ore. (approximately $85K), and Cleveland, Ohio (about $78K) are the next top-paying cities. Santa Clara, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at $60K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $127K per year) in Texas.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Tektronix Inc for between five and 10 years earn $77K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Tektronix Inc employees (35 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $61K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Sun Certified Java Programmers earn approximately $74K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in around $120K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $120K annually. Folks here also tend to know C++; on the survey, nearly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Excel, C#, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 30 percent. A strong majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For nearly all employees, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.