When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; San Jose, Calif. ($105K), Austin, Texas ($97K), and New York, N.Y. (around $93K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orlando, Fla. — at about $60K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Pennsylvania offers the highest pay at approximately $132K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $76K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $57K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $87K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Network Managers, who bring in close to approximately $110K per year, though Service Delivery Directors are not far behind at $100K along with Senior Network Engineers (about $95K) and Service Delivery Managers (approximately $88K). Atos Origin hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Systems Engineers ($71K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $150K annually. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $107K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Atos Origin pays those with an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA), Business Management the most — $127K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Network Architecture / Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $107K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; roughly a sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Information Technology Support, Cisco Networking, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Atos Origin gives paid vacation days to a quarter of survey participants and sick leave to a sixth of workers. Most workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Atos Origin sponsors. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of respondents and dental coverage for a strong majority of respondents. Atos Origin employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, and flexible hours.