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Average Salary for Linkedin Corporation Employees

Based in Palo Alto, California, social networking software industry player Linkedin Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Product Manager of Software positions. With average pay surpassing six figures at Linkedin Corporation ($111K), workers enjoy generous pay. Geography influences pay for Linkedin Corporation workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and your job title. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (24)
$94,438 - $156,702  
[-]Software Engineer (24)
Salary$90,000 - $144,305  
Bonus$3,900 - $23,500  
Total Pay$94,438 - $156,702  
[+]Product Manager, Software (5)
$79,525 - $163,490  
[+]Product Manager, Software (5)
Salary$78,962 - $148,820  
Bonus$2,389 - $16,611  
Total Pay$79,525 - $163,490  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (4)
$101,211 - $177,027  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (4)
Salary$98,143 - $161,425  
Bonus$2,637 - $22,698  
Total Pay$101,211 - $177,027  
[+]Web Developer (4)
$46,647 - $130,855  
[+]Web Developer (4)
Salary$50,221 - $119,922  
Bonus$1,115 - $16,296  
Total Pay$46,647 - $130,855  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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Linkedin Corporation Details

Palo Alto, California 94710


Social Networking Software, Online service provider


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Median pay is highest in Mountain View ($120K annually), followed by Sunnyvale ($117K), San Jose (approximately $108K), and San Francisco ($101K). Expected earnings are below average (about $65K) in Omaha, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $111K per year) in California.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $98K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Linkedin Corporation employees (36 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn about $108K annually.


Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $133K — though IT Data Scientists, Senior Web Developers, and Product Managers of Software also do fairly well at $125K, around $125K, and $120K, respectively. Near the bottom at Linkedin Corporation are Relationship Managers, pulling in just $81K.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $125K. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $122K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); Linkedin Corporation awards around $145K to these degree-holders.


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 about $130K. One of the more prevalent skills at Linkedin Corporation is Java, with about a fourth considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know JavaScript, HTML, and Cascading Style Sheets as well.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Linkedin Corporation provides health insurance to nearly all workers, and a solid majority of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, stock options, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats

32 %
68 %
$45,456 - $121,528
$66,234 - $137,373
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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