Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Software Engineers, Senior Product Managers, Software Engineers, and Product Managers of Software; while the first receives the highest median pay at $142K annually, the other salaries come in at $122K, approximately $97K, and around $96K, respectively. With salaries averaging $72K, Program Managers are among the lowest paid at NetApp.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $108K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $86K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of NetApp employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $123K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($104K), Durham, N.C. (about $102K), and Raleigh, N.C. (approximately $85K) are the next top-paying cities. At $77K, Boulder, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to approximately $120K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $135K annually for NetApp Certified Data Management Administrators; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to around $125K per year for accredited Project Management Professionals. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) make the most here, hauling in $138K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $129K per year. Folks here also tend to know C; on the survey, close to one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include C++, Linux, and Storage Area Networking.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (a fifth of workers) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Nearly all respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Nearly all survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. NetApp also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.