Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $73K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $45K annually. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $88K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Dallas, Texas ($90K), Seattle, Wash. (about $85K), and Redmond, Wash. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Raleigh, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $40K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at approximately $93K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Information Technology Project Managers, Senior SAP Consultants, Senior Software Engineers, and Technical Project Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $90K annually, the other salaries come in at around $81K, $80K, and around $77K, respectively. Software Engineers at HCL America, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($61K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Information Technology Infrastructure Library V3 Certifications, who make approximately $100K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of about $95K annually. The best paid folks at HCL America, Inc. have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Technology (IT), earning $112K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Microsoft SQL Server; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $87K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the HCL America, Inc. workforce; nearly one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Help Desk / Desktop Support, and Information Technology Support.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, HCL America, Inc. gives paid vacation to one in six respondents and paid sick leave to 7 percent. A fair number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of respondents also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and relocation expenses.