Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $143K per year; Senior User Experience Designers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $137K, while Senior Product Managers and User Experience Designers rank near the top as well (approximately $135K and $128K, respectively). Linkedin Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Account Managers ($56K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $140K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. ($138K), Sunnyvale, Calif. (about $134K), and San Francisco, Calif. (around $119K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Omaha, Neb. — at $54K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Linkedin Corporation employee makes $132K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $115K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Linkedin Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $108K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salesforce Certified Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $164K annually. On average, salaries rise to $145K per year for accredited LEED Accredited Professionals. Linkedin Corporation compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at about $150K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Scala among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $142K per year. Java also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Project Management, Account Management, and Python.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for almost all workers, and for almost all survey participants, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, stock options, and a subsidized cell phone.