Average Salary for F5 Networks, Inc. Employees

F5 Networks, Inc. hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $103K. For the most part, employee paychecks at F5 Networks, Inc. fluctuate depending on your experience level; your role at the company and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this report comes from 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
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)
$91,233 - $185,387  
[-]Senior Software Engineer (7)
Salary$86,872 - $160,382  
Bonus$2,283 - $26,505  
Total Pay$91,233 - $185,387  
[+]Software Engineer (4)
$54,102 - $135,388  
[+]Software Engineer (4)
Salary$56,749 - $128,202  
Bonus$654 - $10,542  
Total Pay$54,102 - $135,388  
[+]Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer (2)
$66,187 - $137,254  
[+]Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer (2)
Salary$64,135 - $119,973  
Bonus$1,790 - $17,307  
Total Pay$66,187 - $137,254  
[+]Senior Technical Recruiter (2)
$71,037 - $132,492  
[+]Senior Technical Recruiter (2)
Salary$66,714 - $115,772  
Bonus$2,496 - $26,120  
Total Pay$71,037 - $132,492  
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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: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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About This Company



Computer software, Technology

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $83K. Average pay is typically around $93K for those with five to nine years of experience. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns $114K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Software Engineers, Senior Technical Recruiters, Software Engineers, and Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $130K, the other salaries come in at $95K, $95K, and around $87K, respectively. On the lower end are Software Engineers at $87K.


By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average F5 Networks, Inc. employee makes $132K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Associates earn approximately $86K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. F5 Networks, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) — these employees rake in about $120K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Software Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $135K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Linux; slightly less than a fourth consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are C, C++, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of workers use it to save for retirement. At F5 Networks, Inc., almost all workers have health insurance, and nearly all workers have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, stock options, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats for F5 Networks, Inc.


26 %
74 %
$50,335 - $120,049
$70,469 - $133,738
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 13 votes.

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