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Average Salary for Rackspace, US Inc. Employees

Rackspace, US Inc. employees enjoy considerable salaries — pay is approximately $91K annually on average. Geography primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and your role at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Rackspace, US Inc. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Rackspace, US Inc. typically pays:
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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.
[-]Linux Systems Administrator (5)
$42,039 - $103,679  
[-]Linux Systems Administrator (5)
Salary$43,282 - $90,275  
Bonus$1,300 - $11,398  
Total Pay$42,039 - $103,679  
[+]Account Manager (4)
$38,496 - $92,907  
[+]Account Manager (4)
Salary$38,645 - $82,279  
Bonus$947 - $19,611  
Total Pay$38,496 - $92,907  
[+]Senior Graphic Designer (3)
$41,547 - $78,567  
[+]Senior Graphic Designer (3)
Salary$41,761 - $75,273  
Total Pay$41,547 - $78,567  
[+]Network Operations Manager (3)
$55,652 - $130,725  
[+]Network Operations Manager (3)
Salary$60,879 - $120,725  
Total Pay$55,652 - $130,725  
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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: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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9725 Datapoint Drive, Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas 78229


Rackspace, Rackspace Hosting, Inc.

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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.

Key Stats for Rackspace, US Inc.


24 %
76 %
$46,912 - $79,000
$53,229 - $117,933
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
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