When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($138K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Austin, Texas (about $94K), San Antonio, Texas ($78K), and Ashburn, Va. (around $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Elk Grove Village, Ill. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $56K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Rackspace, US Inc. workers in California earn the most — $116K per year on average.
Earning approximately $122K annually on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Product Managers ($121K), Software Developers (around $98K), and Systems Engineers (about $69K). Earning only $51K on average, Systems Administrators make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $64K per year. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $92K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $109K per year for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials; these people earn around $106K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a bachelor's degree in technology; Rackspace, US Inc. awards about $124K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Java among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $98K per year. A common skill in Rackspace, US Inc.'s work force is Python; approximately one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Linux, SQL, and Project Management.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and almost all employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.