Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based NetApp hires for positions ranging from Software Engineer to Technical Support Engineer in the computer sector. With average pay surpassing six figures at NetApp ($111K), workers enjoy generous pay. Your role at the company influences pay for NetApp workers the most, followed by your experience level and your city. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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NetApp typically pays:
above market
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Employer: NetApp
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (28)
$76,980 - $136,019  
[-]Software Engineer (28)
Salary$75,523 - $125,561  
Bonus$-0.50 - $10,101  
Profit Disbursement$705 - $9,472  
Total Pay$76,980 - $136,019  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (10)
$100,671 - $165,577  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (10)
Salary$95,637 - $158,927  
Bonus$1,529 - $21,057  
Total Pay$100,671 - $165,577  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (6)
$40,571 - $99,550  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (6)
Salary$42,149 - $96,910  
Bonus$826 - $9,508  
Total Pay$40,571 - $99,550  
[+]Financial Analyst (4)
$52,720 - $95,768  
[+]Financial Analyst (4)
Salary$57,619 - $90,445  
Bonus$1,134 - $9,475  
Total Pay$52,720 - $95,768  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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About This Company

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 $130K; Senior Product Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $122K, while Product Managers of Software and Senior Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($115K and around $107K, respectively). Technical Support Engineers make approximately $72K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $83K. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make approximately $104K. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home $127K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $122K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale ($114K), San Jose (around $110K), and Durham ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Wichita; in fact, at about $71K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Texas pays NetApp the most — $120K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $136K for Microsoft Certified Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. APICS Certified Supply Chain Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $129K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) make the most here, hauling in $138K per year.


Skill-wise, employees who report Project Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning around $124K on average. C is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are C++, Linux, and Storage Area Networking.


Men make up the majority of employees in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in four workers — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and almost all employees use it to save for retirement. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for NetApp


19 %
81 %
$62,697 - $121,209
$73,660 - $128,275
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 37 votes.

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