Average Salary for F5 Networks, Inc. Employees

With average pay surpassing six figures at F5 Networks, Inc. ($107K), workers enjoy generous pay. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at F5 Networks, Inc., but what you do at the company and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

F5 Networks, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Employer: F5 Networks, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Senior Software Engineer (8)
$92,821 - $187,708  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (8)
Salary$86,712 - $158,690  
Bonus$2,828 - $30,139  
Total Pay$92,821 - $187,708  
[+]Software Engineer (4)
$54,758 - $137,557  
[+]Software Engineer (4)
Salary$57,747 - $127,781  
Bonus$766 - $9,893  
Total Pay$54,758 - $137,557  
[+]Principal Software Engineer (2)
$110,180 - $176,837  
[+]Principal Software Engineer (2)
Salary$105,302 - $162,722  
Bonus$2,720 - $18,592  
Total Pay$110,180 - $176,837  
[+]Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) (2)
$48,875 - $119,545  
[+]Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) (2)
Salary$52,305 - $111,398  
Total Pay$48,875 - $119,545  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $80K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $100K per year. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $116K annually.


Principal Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $135K per year; Senior Software Engineers, Senior Technical Recruiters, and Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $129K, $95K, and approximately $95K, respectively. Software Engineers at F5 Networks, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($87K on average) at the company.


Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $143K annually; other top-paying cities include San Jose, Calif. ($135K) and Seattle, Wash. ($99K). By state, F5 Networks, Inc. pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is around $143K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $118K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to $87K per year for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. F5 Networks, Inc. compensates Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at approximately $138K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $136K per year. Linux also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with C, C++, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Almost all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for nearly all workers also include dental insurance. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, a company cell phone, and stock options.

Key Stats for F5 Networks, Inc.


24 %
76 %
$50,335 - $120,049
$70,299 - $134,280
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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