Average Salary for NetApp Employees

NetApp is a computer firm headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Technical Support Engineer roles, and more. NetApp hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $114K. What you do at the company influences pay for NetApp workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and geography. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



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Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $143K annually, followed by Senior Product Managers ($132K), Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers ($128K), and Product Managers of Software (around $107K). On the lower end are Technical Support Engineers at $65K on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at NetApp for between five and 10 years earn approximately $107K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of NetApp employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $87K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $123K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Raleigh-durham, N.C. ($123K), the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $112K), and Boulder, Colo. (about $111K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. is near the bottom for pay at $84K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average NetApp employee makes $113K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $148K per year for Certified ScrumMasters; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of around $143K annually. NetApp workers who hold a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) are also well compensated, earning $146K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $140K per year. C programming Language is regularly seen around here; slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. C++ Programming Language, Linux, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; NetApp gives paid vacation days to two in five workers and sick leave to 30 percent. A 401(k) program is available, and most workers use it to save for retirement. For nearly all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats for NetApp


27 %
73 %
$56,673 - $117,697
$62,155 - $134,249

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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