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  • Updated: 8 Sep 2018
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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Waynesboro, Ga.; Augusta, Ga. (around $79K), the company's headquarter city of Atlanta, Ga. ($75K), and Birmingham, Ala. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $44K) is Montgomery, Ala. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of North Carolina; salaries there average to about $167K annually.


Senior Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $100K per year, followed by Telecommunications Analysts (about $75K), Telecommunications Engineers (approximately $75K), and Nuclear Engineers ($71K). On the lower end are Forecast Analysts at $63K on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $64K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $74K per year. The largest slice of the Southern Company workforce (25 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $94K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Professional Engineer License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $98K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Southern Company come out on top, and their salaries approach $118K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $82K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Southern Company workforce; roughly one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

42 percent receive paid vacation, and only 35 percent get sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most workers receive health insurance, and a strong majority of employees get dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Southern Company


29 %
71 %
$48,114 - $86,229
$57,051 - $96,728

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

About This Company

30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308


Electric Services

Southern Co

Southern Company pays its employees an average of $76,989 a year. Salaries at Southern Company range from an average of $51,070 to $116,394 a year. Southern Company employees with the job title Information Technology (IT) Architect make the most with an average annual salary of $165,204, while employees with the title Security Officer Armed make the least with an average annual salary of $31,075.

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