Average Salary for Rackspace, US Inc. Employees

The typical salary at Rackspace, US Inc. is $76K annually. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Rackspace, US Inc., but how long you've been working and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Rackspace, US Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Rackspace, US Inc.
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 (4)
$42,353 - $100,534  
[-]Linux Systems Administrator (4)
Salary$44,783 - $91,962  
Bonus$1,284 - $10,593  
Total Pay$42,353 - $100,534  
[+]Business Development Consultant (4)
$40,656 - $161,114  
[+]Business Development Consultant (4)
Salary$30,487 - $106,355  
Bonus$2,982 - $53,905  
Total Pay$40,656 - $161,114  
[+]Security Administrator, Computer Network (4)
$44,619 - $89,950  
[+]Security Administrator, Computer Network (4)
Salary$43,464 - $84,262  
Profit Disbursement$521 - $12,519  
Total Pay$44,619 - $89,950  
[+]Software Development Manager (3)
$102,739 - $174,745  
[+]Software Development Manager (3)
Salary$94,228 - $153,641  
Bonus$4,196 - $37,085  
Total Pay$102,739 - $174,745  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
United States (change)

About This Company

9725 Datapoint Drive, Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas 78229


Rackspace, Rackspace Hosting, Inc.

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Software Development Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $130K; Information Technology Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $85K, while Linux Systems Administrators and Computer Network Security Administrators rank near the top as well (around $64K and $59K, respectively). Account Managers make $53K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $71K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $56K. Overall, the greater share of Rackspace, US Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $100K per year.


Residents of Blacksburg pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $73K annually; other top-paying cities include Austin (about $72K) and San Antonio ($66K). Rackspace, US Inc. workers in California earn the most — $125K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $87K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Cisco Certified Network Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at around $84K annually. At Rackspace, US Inc., employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) receive the highest salaries at $106K.


Skill-wise, employees who report Java as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $125K on average. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; around a sixth deem it necessary for work. Linux, Network Management / Administration, and Cisco Networking round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees report contributing to a 401(k). The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Rackspace, US Inc.


21 %
79 %
$50,684 - $76,340
$48,383 - $110,601
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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