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Average Salary for NetApp Employees

NetApp is a computer firm headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Technical Support Engineer roles, and more. Generous compensation can be found at NetApp; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $109K annually. Your role at the company influences pay for NetApp workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and geography. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

NetApp typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Google, Inc., Cisco Systems Inc, Apple Computer, Inc
Employer: NetApp
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About This Company

495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



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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.

Key Stats for NetApp


18 %
82 %
$70,957 - $122,014
$74,205 - $127,171
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 35 votes.
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