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It pays to work for a company that invests in you! Southern Company's market-competitive performance-based compensation program sets the standard for you to meet your career goals. Our benefit plans are flexible and your insurance coverage begins on the first day of employment.

Performance-based Compensation

We offer base salary and variable pay to compensate employees at competitive levels. Base salary is the foundation of the company's compensation program and is dependent on job classification, market pay levels and individual performance. Base salary may be adjusted over time based on individual performance through the annual merit program, promotions and other pay adjustments. Variable pay is designed to focus employees on and reward them for meeting and exceeding short- and long-term goals.


We offer a wide variety of market-competitive benefit choices to full-time and regular part-time (minimum 20 hours per week) active employees and their families. Benefits and services listed may not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement. A complete package of your job-specific benefit choices will be made available to you at the time of your employment with Southern Company. Learn more (PDF 68KB).