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. Generous compensation can be found at NetApp; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $112K annually. NetApp paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though what you do at the company and where you live are also considered. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $105K annually. The largest slice of the NetApp workforce (32 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $89K per year.


Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $135K annually; Senior Product Managers, Product Managers of Software, and Software Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $132K, $109K, and $103K, respectively. Financial compensation for Technical Support Engineers is rather low — on average only approximately $69K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $115K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Boulder, Colo. (around $114K), the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($111K), and Boston, Mass. ($108K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Wichita, Kan. at $83K. Within the firm, employees working in Oregon take home the most — about $141K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ScrumMaster certainly has its perks — salaries approach $148K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $138K on average. Those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) at NetApp come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $146K annually.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $138K 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. Other top skills include C++ Programming Language, Data Analysis, and Linux.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 38 percent receiving paid vacation and 29 percent receiving paid sick days. Almost all respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that NetApp sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. NetApp employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for NetApp


24 %
76 %
$69,512 - $119,346
$65,156 - $135,055

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$76,999 - $142,527
$83,957 - $111,625
$69,767 - $106,758
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