Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif.,computer player NetApp offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Product Manager of Software positions. Generous compensation can be found at NetApp; employee salaries often surpass six figures and average pay comes to $113K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for NetApp employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



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Senior Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $145K per year on average; Senior Product Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $143K, followed by Product Managers of Software earning approximately $103K and Software Engineers making around $96K. Technical Support Engineers at NetApp do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $69K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $87K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $111K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $132K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $131K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $119K), Santa Clara, Calif. ($108K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. ranks low on the pay scale — at $74K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, NetApp pays its District of Columbia employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $147K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Pragmatic Marketing Certified Practitioner in Practical Product Managements are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $160K per year. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $135K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) at NetApp — these employees make the most at about $188K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $150K annually. A relatively widespread skill at NetApp is C; slightly less than a fourth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know C++, Linux, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in four workers. The vast majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, gym membership, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for NetApp


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79 %
$76,841 - $121,281
$65,495 - $141,463
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10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
$75,627 - $143,938
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