Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $123K annually — though Product Managers of Software, Technical Product & Program Managers, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at $105K, around $102K, and $93K, respectively. Senior Business Analysts make an average about $73K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $98K per year. The largest slice of the Expedia, Inc. workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $73K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $103K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash. ($101K), the company's headquarter city of Bellevue, Wash. (approximately $98K), and Chicago, Ill. (around $85K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Springfield, Mo.; in fact, at $56K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Washington, where the average Expedia, Inc. employee makes $99K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Information Systems Auditor certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $156K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) make the most here, hauling in $144K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Agile Software Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $119K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Java; just under one-fifth consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, SQL, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
One in three employees have paid vacation, and only about 28 percent can take paid time off for illness. Expedia, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a fair number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of employees, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, and life insurance.