Average Salary for NetApp Employees

NetApp is a computer firm headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Product Manager of Software roles, and more. With average pay surpassing six figures at NetApp ($115K), workers enjoy generous pay. NetApp paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and your city are also considered. This overview is based on 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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Senior Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $143K per year on average; Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers are next on the list, bringing in close to $128K, followed by Product Managers of Software earning approximately $107K and Software Engineers making $103K. Among the lower-paid positions at NetApp are Data Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches about $68K.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at NetApp for between five and 10 years earn around $108K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $87K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $123K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Boulder, Colo. ($115K), the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. (about $113K), and Santa Clara, Calif. (around $97K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. is near the bottom for pay at $84K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Pennsylvania, where the average NetApp employee makes approximately $118K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters receive bigger paychecks (about $148K annually) than those without credentials. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $143K per year on average. NetApp provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) — these employees rake in around $146K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $140K per year. C programming Language is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in four of NetApp's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are C++ Programming Language, Linux, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 42 percent receiving paid vacation and 31 percent receiving paid sick days. Nearly all respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and almost all workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats for NetApp


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76 %
$69,245 - $119,900
$63,378 - $135,400

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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