When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($163K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Richmond, Va. (approximately $113K), Austin, Texas ($81K), and San Antonio, Texas (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Blacksburg, Va. at around $67K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Rackspace, US Inc. the most — $127K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $77K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $59K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Rackspace, US Inc. employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $102K per year on average.
Network Operations Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $95K annually on average; Information Technology Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $83K, followed by Computer Network Security Administrators earning $75K and Linux Systems Administrators making approximately $69K. Account Managers make an average $54K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Red Hat Certified Engineers, who make around $87K per year. On average, salaries rise to $84K annually for accredited Cisco Certified Network Professionals. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in $107K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Python; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $99K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Rackspace, US Inc. workers, with approximately one-sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Linux, Customer Relationship Management, and Cisco Networking.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all survey participants, and a large number of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include a casual working environment, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and gym membership.