Average Salary for Linkedin Corporation Employees

Linkedin Corporation is a social networking software sector firm headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Product Manager of Software roles, and more. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $111K), Linkedin Corporation is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. For the most part, employee paychecks at Linkedin Corporation fluctuate depending on geography; your experience level and what you do at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 (22)
$93,596 - $157,831  
[-]Software Engineer (22)
Salary$86,809 - $145,086  
Bonus$2,885 - $29,087  
Total Pay$93,596 - $157,831  
[+]Product Manager, Software (5)
$80,539 - $164,549  
[+]Product Manager, Software (5)
Salary$78,123 - $150,310  
Bonus$2,393 - $18,660  
Total Pay$80,539 - $164,549  
[+]Relationship Manager (4)
$59,949 - $158,785  
[+]Relationship Manager (4)
Salary$51,536 - $103,759  
Bonus$8,049 - $81,644  
Commission$2,732 - $56,118  
Total Pay$59,949 - $158,785  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (4)
$101,419 - $177,321  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (4)
Salary$98,795 - $160,025  
Bonus$3,030 - $23,409  
Total Pay$101,419 - $177,321  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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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: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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About This Company

Palo Alto, California 94710


Social Networking Software, Online service provider


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $122K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View; San Jose (about $108K), Sunnyvale ($102K), and San Francisco ($100K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Omaha — at approximately $65K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $111K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $97K. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home $107K per year.


Typically, Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $133K; User Experience Researchers, Senior Web Developers, and Product Managers of Software also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $132K, around $125K, and $120K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Linkedin Corporation are Relationship Managers — typical salaries for this role approach approximately $81K.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters receive bigger paychecks ($125K) than those without credentials. Earning a Certified Public Accountant certification garners significant financial rewards of around $120K annually. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Linkedin Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $145K per year.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $125K. Java is regularly seen around here; just under one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are JavaScript, HTML, and Account Management.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for almost all workers. Linkedin Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, stock options, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Linkedin Corporation


34 %
66 %
$45,958 - $122,323
$65,429 - $137,513
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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