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Average Salary for F5 Networks, Inc. Employees

Those searching for a six-figure salary consider F5 Networks, Inc., where hearty paychecks average $102K. F5 Networks, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though what you do at the company and where you live are also considered. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

F5 Networks, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Cisco Systems Inc, Google, Inc., Yahoo! Inc.
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 (7)
$90,334 - $184,512  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (7)
Salary$85,696 - $158,472  
Bonus$2,183 - $24,955  
Total Pay$90,334 - $184,512  
[+]Software Engineer (4)
$54,235 - $135,637  
[+]Software Engineer (4)
Salary$57,117 - $127,765  
Bonus$722 - $9,804  
Total Pay$54,235 - $135,637  
[+]Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) (2)
$49,723 - $119,687  
[+]Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) (2)
Salary$53,082 - $111,184  
Total Pay$49,723 - $119,687  
[+]Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer (2)
$65,488 - $136,320  
[+]Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer (2)
Salary$64,507 - $120,424  
Bonus$1,686 - $15,987  
Total Pay$65,488 - $136,320  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $83K. A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of around $93K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the F5 Networks, Inc. workforce (41 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns $114K annually.


Typically, Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $130K; Senior Technical Recruiters, Software Engineers, and Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $95K, about $95K, and $87K, respectively. On the lower end are Software Engineers at $87K.


By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is approximately $132K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Cisco Certified Network Associate certainly has its perks — salaries approach $86K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At F5 Networks, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) receive the highest salaries at around $120K.


Skill-wise, employees who report Software Development as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning about $135K on average. It's pretty common to find people here who know Linux; about a fourth consider it a key competency. C, Microsoft Excel, and C++ were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers report contributing to a 401(k). F5 Networks, Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and the vast majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, stock options, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.

Key Stats

26 %
74 %
$50,335 - $120,049
$70,000 - $132,143
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

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