The highest average salaries go to Senior Systems Engineers, who bring in close to $156K annually, though Senior Software Engineers are not far behind at $137K along with Product Marketing Managers (approximately $122K) and Product Managers of Software (about $120K). Earning only $81K on average, Relationship Managers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $124K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Sunnyvale, Calif. ($120K), San Jose, Calif. ($110K), and Chicago, Ill. ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Omaha, Neb. — at around $59K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Linkedin Corporation workers in California earn the most — about $117K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $115K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $99K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make about $203K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ScrumMasters with credentials; these people earn $126K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Linkedin Corporation pays those with a Doctorate (PhD) the most — around $145K.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and most survey participants use it to save for retirement. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and almost all employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.