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Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Operating out of Sunnyvale, California, computer company NetApp employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Technical Support Engineer. Financial compensation at NetApp jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $111K. NetApp paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and your city are also considered. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

NetApp typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
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 (30)
$80,936 - $139,083  
[-]Software Engineer (30)
Salary$76,460 - $127,422  
Bonus$0.00 - $14,500  
Profit Disbursement$748 - $10,552  
Total Pay$80,936 - $139,083  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (9)
$85,364 - $171,082  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (9)
Salary$84,546 - $157,733  
Bonus$1,423 - $19,378  
Total Pay$85,364 - $171,082  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (6)
$40,478 - $98,785  
[+]Technical Support Engineer (6)
Salary$41,794 - $98,561  
Bonus$869 - $9,252  
Total Pay$40,478 - $98,785  
[+]Senior Product Manager (4)
$96,001 - $169,014  
[+]Senior Product Manager (4)
Salary$95,113 - $153,625  
Bonus$3,395 - $24,915  
Total Pay$96,001 - $169,014  
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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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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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NetApp Details

495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



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Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $130K, followed by Senior Product Managers ($122K), Senior Software Engineers (approximately $107K), and Software Engineers ($93K). Among the lower-paid positions at NetApp are Technical Support Engineers — typical salaries for this role approach $72K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $83K. Average pay is typically approximately $105K for those with five or more years experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of NetApp employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $127K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($115K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale; San Jose ($110K), Durham (around $105K), and Raleigh (about $93K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $69K) in Wichita, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, NetApp pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is about $120K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Microsoft Certified Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $136K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional s with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at $129K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Electrical Engineering (EE) make the most here, hauling in $138K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Java in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $122K. A garden variety skill at NetApp is C; just under one in three of NetApp's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know C++, Linux, and Project Management as well.


NetApp's employees are more likely to be 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 29 percent. The vast majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and the greater part of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats

17 %
83 %
$62,327 - $123,699
$70,685 - $127,163
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

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