Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Software Engineers, Senior Product Managers, Product Managers of Software, and Software Developers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $136K annually, the other salaries come in at about $122K, approximately $106K, and $99K, respectively. Technical Support Engineers make an average $74K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $105K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $88K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of NetApp employees (35 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $122K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $112K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Durham, N.C. (about $102K), San Jose, Calif. ($100K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Boulder, Colo. at around $77K. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where salaries average out at about $120K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Microsoft Certified Professionals, who make $136K annually. Acquiring certification to be a NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator is rewarded with median pay of $123K per year. At NetApp, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) receive the highest salaries at $138K.
When it comes to skills, Java seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $122K annually. C is regularly seen around here; nearly one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know 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
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 18 percent. Nearly all respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for a large number of employees, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and flexible hours.