Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based NetApp hires for positions ranging from Software Engineer to Product Manager of Software in the computer. With average pay surpassing six figures at NetApp ($110K), workers enjoy generous pay. The most important factor affecting pay for NetApp employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from 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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Earning $140K per year on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Product Managers (approximately $122K), Product Managers of Software ($98K), and Software Engineers (around $97K). Near the bottom at NetApp are Program Managers, pulling in an average of just about $72K.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $111K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $86K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of NetApp employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $123K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $121K per year) can be spotted in Santa Clara, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($114K), San Jose, Calif. (around $104K), and Raleigh, N.C. (about $90K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $77K) is Boulder, Colo. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at about $120K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

NetApp Certified Data Management Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $135K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of $125K annually. NetApp provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in approximately $138K per year.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $129K annually. Folks here also tend to know C; on the survey, around one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include C++, Linux, and Storage Area Networking.


NetApp's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 22 percent. The vast majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that NetApp sponsors. Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for NetApp


18 %
82 %
$72,352 - $120,036
$72,999 - $131,888
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 30 votes.

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