When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. (approximately $133K), Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $125K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($110K) are the next top-paying cities. Omaha, Neb. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $55K. By state, Linkedin Corporation employees make the most in California, earning $124K annually on average.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average $139K per year. Senior Product Managers are a close second at $135K along with Senior User Experience Designers ($135K) and Software Engineers (approximately $117K). Earning only around $70K on average, Account Managers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $115K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $101K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $203K annually. Acquiring certification to be a LEED Accredited Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $145K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Linkedin Corporation pays those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) the most — about $198K.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all employees, and almost all employees report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.