Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $100K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $80K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of F5 Networks, Inc. employees (43 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $117K per year on average.
Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $135K annually, followed by Senior Software Engineers (about $129K), Senior Technical Recruiters (around $95K), and Software Engineers ($95K). Near the bottom at F5 Networks, Inc. are Software Engineers, pulling in an average of just $87K.
Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $143K per year; other top-paying cities include San Jose, Calif. (around $135K) and Seattle, Wash. (about $99K). By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at $143K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $118K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified ITIL Leader certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $87K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS); F5 Networks, Inc. awards $138K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $136K per year. A relatively widespread skill at F5 Networks, Inc. is Linux; roughly one in five of employees use it for work. Other top skills include C, C++, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Nearly all employees receive health insurance, and almost all respondents get dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, a subsidized cell phone, and stock options.