Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $130K; Senior Product Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $122K, while Product Managers of Software and Senior Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($115K and around $107K, respectively). Technical Support Engineers make approximately $72K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $83K. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make approximately $104K. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home $127K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $122K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale ($114K), San Jose (around $110K), and Durham ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Wichita; in fact, at about $71K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Texas pays NetApp the most — $120K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $136K for Microsoft Certified Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. APICS Certified Supply Chain Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $129K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) make the most here, hauling in $138K per year.
Skill-wise, employees who report Project Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning around $124K on average. C is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are C++, Linux, and Storage Area Networking.
Men make up the majority of employees in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in four workers — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and almost all employees use it to save for retirement. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.