Network Analysts represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $75K annually — though Senior Systems Administrators, Data Analysts, and Accountants also do fairly well at approximately $70K, around $52K, and about $45K, respectively.
Residents of Nashville, Tenn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $65K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Columbia, S.C. ($60K) and Florence, S.C. ($49K). Across Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Tennessee earn the most, taking home $65K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $52K per year. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $52K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $60K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $94K annually. Becoming a Certified ITIL Leader can certainly pay off here; those folks make $92K on average. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS); Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) awards about $75K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Network Support in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $90K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) is Data Analysis; slightly less than a third of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 22 percent. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC) sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of employees also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.