Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $97K annually. The largest slice of the Expedia, Inc. workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $72K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $99K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; the company's headquarter city of Bellevue, Wash. (about $97K), San Francisco, Calif. ($95K), and Dallas, Texas (around $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $47K) in Orlando, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $98K per year.
Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $112K annually, followed by Analytics Managers ($108K), Software Development Engineers (approximately $97K), and Software Engineers (around $94K). Near the bottom at Expedia, Inc. are Test Software Development Engineers, pulling in an average of just approximately $93K.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $141K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $138K annually on average. At Expedia, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (CS) receive the highest salaries at $127K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Hadoop among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $115K per year. Java also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Only 35 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. The vast majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Expedia, Inc. folks also make good use of a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, and a stock purchase plan.