Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $78K. A typical employee has five to nine years of experience and earns around $94K per year.
Median pay is highest in San Francisco ($98K annually), followed by Seattle ($97K), the company's headquarter city of Bellevue ($95K), and Salt Lake City (about $67K). Expected earnings are below average (around $45K) in Springfield, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $96K per year.
Senior Software Development Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $119K — though Senior Software Engineers, Analytics Managers, and Software Development Engineers also do fairly well at $112K, $108K, and approximately $96K, respectively. Financial compensation for Software Engineers is rather low — only $94K — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Sun Certified Web Component Developer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $118K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Sun Certified Java Programmer can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $115K. Expedia, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Accounting are also well compensated, earning about $171K on average.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (36 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. The vast majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Expedia, Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and a solid majority of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, and life insurance.