Senior Network Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $96K annually; Information Technology Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $95K, while Network Engineers and Operations Supervisors rank near the top as well ($78K and $60K, respectively). Business Account Executives are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $37K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $53K per year. Average pay is approximately $77K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $80K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($103K annually) can be spotted in Stamford, Conn.; Greenwood Village, Colo. (about $100K), Denver, Colo. ($98K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Louisville, Ky. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $57K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Connecticut, where they average to around $98K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $123K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified ScrumMasters also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $106K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE); Charter Communications, Inc. awards about $138K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Cisco Networking in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $86K annually. A garden variety skill at Charter Communications, Inc. is Project Management; nearly one-eighth of Charter Communications, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in three workers — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A fair number of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Most employees report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.