Senior Engineering Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $183K annually; Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, and Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $135K, about $130K, and $87K, respectively. F5 Networks, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Software Engineers (approximately $87K on average).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $86K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $77K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of 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. (about $97K). Within the firm, employees working in Massachusetts take home the most — $143K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $150K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials; these people earn around $87K per year on average. At F5 Networks, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) receive the highest salaries at $138K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $160K annually. Linux is a popular skill among F5 Networks, Inc. workers, with approximately one in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. C, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management are also desirable skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of F5 Networks, Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and most workers use it to save for retirement. F5 Networks, Inc. provides health insurance to nearly all survey participants, and almost all survey participants do receive dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and stock options.