Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based NetApp hires for positions ranging from Software Engineer to Product Manager of Software in the computer. NetApp hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $110K. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at NetApp. 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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The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average $140K annually, closely trailed by Senior Product Managers (approximately $132K), Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers (about $128K), and Product Managers of Software (around $107K). Financial compensation for Technical Support Engineers is rather low — on average only $69K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $107K per year. The largest slice of the NetApp workforce (32 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $90K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K per year) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; San Jose, Calif. ($111K), the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($111K), and Boulder, Colo. (about $105K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $79K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. NetApp workers in Oregon earn the most — about $141K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $140K per year. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $138K annually. It pays to have a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) at NetApp — these employees make the most at $146K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $138K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is C programming Language; just under one in four deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are C++ Programming Language, Linux, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, NetApp gives paid vacation to 37 percent and paid sick leave to 29 percent. A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of employees use it to save for retirement. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all respondents and dental coverage for a large number of survey participants. NetApp also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for NetApp


23 %
77 %
$71,465 - $119,346
$64,666 - $130,795

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$66,281 - $140,086
$83,711 - $109,431
$101,635 - $124,569
$69,767 - $106,758
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