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Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Operating out of Sunnyvale, Calif., computer company NetApp employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Technical Support Engineer. Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to NetApp, where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $108K. The most important factor affecting pay for NetApp employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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NetApp typically pays:
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Employer: NetApp
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (28)
$80,822 - $136,019  
[-]Software Engineer (28)
Salary$77,566 - $126,293  
Bonus$-0.50 - $10,101  
Profit Disbursement$787 - $10,565  
Total Pay$80,822 - $136,019  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (9)
$86,760 - $174,605  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (9)
Salary$86,164 - $161,173  
Bonus$1,856 - $19,437  
Total Pay$86,760 - $174,605  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (6)
$41,376 - $107,173  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (6)
Salary$43,911 - $106,288  
Bonus$825 - $11,799  
Total Pay$41,376 - $107,173  
[+]Senior Product Manager (4)
$97,779 - $167,170  
[+]Senior Product Manager (4)
Salary$95,706 - $153,323  
Bonus$3,577 - $25,427  
Total Pay$97,779 - $167,170  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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About This Company

495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



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Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $136K annually; Senior Product Managers, Product Managers of Software, and Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $122K, $106K, and around $98K, respectively. Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $74K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $87K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $105K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $122K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $113K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($102K), Durham, N.C. ($100K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($77K) in Boulder, Colo., one of the lowest-paid cities. NetApp workers in California earn the most — $116K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $136K annually for Microsoft Certified Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. NetApp Certified Data Management Administrators with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $123K per year. NetApp compensates Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE)-holders the most at about $138K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Java in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $122K per year. C is regularly seen around here; one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. C++, Linux, and Storage Area Networking were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Only 19 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Nearly all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for almost all respondents, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. NetApp also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for NetApp


20 %
80 %
$63,748 - $119,818
$74,876 - $127,016
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 37 votes.
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