The highest average salaries go to Senior Engineering Managers, who bring in close to approximately $183K annually, though Principal Software Engineers are not far behind at about $135K along with Senior Software Engineers ($130K) and Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers ($87K). Earning only $87K on average, Software Engineers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $77K per year. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $86K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of F5 Networks, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $119K per year.
Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $143K annually; other top-paying cities include San Jose, Calif. ($135K) and Seattle, Wash. ($97K). By state, F5 Networks, Inc. employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning about $143K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $150K annually. Certified ITIL Leaders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $87K per year. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in $138K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $160K per year. A garden variety skill at F5 Networks, Inc. is Linux; one-fifth of F5 Networks, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are C, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
F5 Networks, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for almost all employees also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and stock options.