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.
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.