Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., NetApp offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer, from Software Engineer to Product Manager of Software. NetApp hands out hefty paychecks which often rise above six figures — average yearly compensation amounts to $110K. Though your experience level and geography do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at NetApp. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



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Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $142K per year; Senior Product Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $122K, while Software Engineers and Product Managers of Software rank near the top as well (around $97K and approximately $96K, respectively). With salaries averaging $72K, Program Managers are among the lowest paid at NetApp.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $108K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $86K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $123K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $113K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (approximately $104K), Durham, N.C. (around $102K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Boulder, Colo. — at approximately $77K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Texas pays NetApp the most — $120K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

NetApp Certified Data Management Administrators have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $135K per year. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $125K on average. Regarding salaries and education, NetApp pays those with a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — around $138K.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $129K annually. A common skill in NetApp's work force is C; one in four of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are C++, Linux, and Storage Area Networking.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of NetApp's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Just a fifth of workers receive paid time off. The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for NetApp


18 %
82 %
$72,037 - $118,669
$74,028 - $131,888
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 32 votes.

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