Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $136K annually; Senior Product Managers, Product Managers of Software, and Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $122K, $106K, and around $98K, respectively. Technical Support Engineers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $74K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $87K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $105K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $122K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $113K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($102K), Durham, N.C. ($100K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($77K) in Boulder, Colo., one of the lowest-paid cities. NetApp workers in California earn the most — $116K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $136K annually for Microsoft Certified Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. NetApp Certified Data Management Administrators with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $123K per year. NetApp compensates Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE)-holders the most at about $138K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Java in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $122K per year. C is regularly seen around here; one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. C++, Linux, and Storage Area Networking were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Only 19 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Nearly all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for almost all respondents, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. NetApp also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.