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Average Salary for F5 Networks, Inc. Employees

Financial compensation at F5 Networks, Inc. jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $110K. The most important factor affecting pay for F5 Networks, Inc. employees is your experience level, though your role at the company and where you live play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

F5 Networks, Inc. typically pays:
above market
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above market
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Employer: F5 Networks, Inc.
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About This Company



Computer software, Technology

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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.

Key Stats for F5 Networks, Inc.


24 %
76 %
$50,335 - $120,049
$70,299 - $134,280
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 15 votes.
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