When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($115K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash. (around $102K), the company's headquarter city of Bellevue, Wash. ($98K), and Chicago, Ill. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orlando, Fla. — at approximately $69K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Florida take home the most — about $107K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $102K annually on average. The largest slice of the Expedia, Inc. workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $82K per year.
Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $125K annually, followed by Product Managers of Software (around $115K), Data Scientists ($113K), and Technical Product & Program Managers (approximately $110K). On the lower end are Senior Business Analysts at $80K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Information Systems Auditors, who make around $156K per year. Expedia, Inc. workers who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are also well compensated, earning approximately $120K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Agile Software Development; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $120K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Java; around one in five deem it necessary for work. SQL, Data Analysis, and Project Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in four survey participants get sick leave. Most employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and almost all respondents get dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.