Engineering Program Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $134K per year — though Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers also do fairly well at $121K, $119K, and $114K, respectively. On the lower end are Financial Analysts at about $52K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $97K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $117K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($143K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. (approximately $131K), San Jose, Calif. (about $109K), and Nashua, N.H. (around $102K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Santa Clara, Calif. at $100K. By state, Arista Networks pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $117K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $95K annually for Cisco Certified Network Associates, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Cisco Certified Network Professionals with credentials; these people earn approximately $87K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc); Arista Networks awards $125K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Kernel Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $143K annually. Python also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are C++ Programming Language, Linux, and C programming Language.
Benefits and Perks
Arista Networks sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of workers, and a strong majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, gym membership, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and free drinks.