The highest average salaries go to Senior Engineering Managers, who bring in close to about $183K annually, though Principal Software Engineers are not far behind at $135K along with Senior Software Engineers (approximately $130K) and Software Engineers ($111K). Among the lower-paid positions at F5 Networks, Inc. are Senior Human Resources Generalists — the median salary for this role approaches $93K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $75K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $94K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of F5 Networks, Inc. employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $119K per year on average.
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. ($143K) and Seattle, Wash. (around $95K). F5 Networks, Inc. workers in Massachusetts earn the most — about $156K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (approximately $150K annually) than those without credentials. Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $87K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing; F5 Networks, Inc. awards around $135K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $143K annually. A garden variety skill at F5 Networks, Inc. is Linux; just under one in five of F5 Networks, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with C++, Project Management, and C.
Benefits and Perks
A third of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only one in four employees get sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all respondents, and nearly all survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, and a company cell phone.