IT Senior Project Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $108K per year; Business Systems Analysts, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Developers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $77K, $75K, and about $67K, respectively. Project Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $57K.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $71K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $56K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $81K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $87K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Alpharetta, Ga. ($80K), Portland, Ore. (about $68K), and Columbus, Ohio ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $57K) is Milwaukee, Wisc. By state, Georgia offers the highest pay at $87K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers, who make $108K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn around $105K annually on average. Fiserv Inc workers who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are also well compensated, earning $151K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Requirements Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $78K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about a sixth of Fiserv Inc's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and SQL.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and most workers use it to save for retirement. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Perks also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a company cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.