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.