Senior Systems Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $156K annually; Senior Software Engineers, Product Managers of Software, and Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $133K, $115K, and about $108K, respectively. Financial compensation for Account Executives is rather low — on average only around $80K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($123K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Sunnyvale, Calif. (approximately $117K), San Jose, Calif. ($107K), and Chicago, Ill. (around $102K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Omaha, Neb. at $65K. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — about $113K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $99K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $109K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $203K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $126K annually for accredited Certified ScrumMasters. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at Linkedin Corporation — these employees make the most at $145K per year.
Benefits and Perks
Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all workers and dental coverage for the vast majority of respondents. Linkedin Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, stock options, and a company cell phone.