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Average Salary for Linkedin Corporation Employees

Operating out of Palo Alto, Calif., social networking software company Linkedin Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Relationship Manager. Those searching for a six-figure salary consider Linkedin Corporation, where hearty paychecks average $113K. At Linkedin Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Linkedin Corporation typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Google, Inc., Cisco Systems Inc, Apple Computer, Inc
Employer: Linkedin Corporation
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About This Company

Palo Alto, California 94710


Social Networking Software, Online service provider


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The highest paychecks go to Senior Systems Engineers, who earn an average $156K annually, closely trailed by Senior Software Engineers (about $133K), Product Managers of Software ($120K), and Software Engineers (around $109K). Account Executives make an average $80K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $123K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $118K), San Jose, Calif. (approximately $106K), and Chicago, Ill. ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $65K) in Omaha, Neb., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $115K annually.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $99K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make around $112K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $203K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ScrumMasters with credentials; these people earn $126K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); Linkedin Corporation awards about $145K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Python; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $138K per year. Java is a popular skill in the Linkedin Corporation workforce; slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Project Management, JavaScript, and Account Management round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Linkedin Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and the vast majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, stock options, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Linkedin Corporation


35 %
65 %
$67,603 - $127,480
$65,236 - $140,525
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 17 votes.
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