When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($163K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Richmond, Va. ($113K), Austin, Texas (around $77K), and San Antonio, Texas (approximately $74K) are the next top-paying cities. Dallas, Texas is near the bottom for pay at $58K. By state, Rackspace, US Inc. pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is about $127K per year.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $80K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $58K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Rackspace, US Inc. employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $101K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Network Operations Managers, who earn an average about $95K per year, closely trailed by Information Technology Managers ($83K), Computer Network Security Administrators (approximately $75K), and Linux Systems Administrators ($67K). Earning only approximately $54K on average, Account Managers make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ScrumMasters are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $90K annually. Becoming a Cisco Certified Network Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $84K on average. At Rackspace, US Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) receive the highest salaries at around $102K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Strategic Planning among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $100K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Rackspace, US Inc. workforce; close to a seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Linux, Customer Relationship Management, and Python.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Rackspace, US Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all workers participate. The vast majority of respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and gym membership.