When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($138K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Austin, Texas (around $93K), San Antonio, Texas ($77K), and Ashburn, Va. (approximately $75K) are the next top-paying cities. At $58K, Elk Grove Village, Ill. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Rackspace, US Inc. employees make the most in California, earning about $116K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $61K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Rackspace, US Inc. folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average approximately $92K per year.
Earning $122K annually on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Product Managers ($121K), Senior Software Engineers ($99K), and Software Developers (about $98K). Earning only $56K on average, Data Center Technicians make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ITIL Leaders, who make $106K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is rewarded with median pay of about $105K annually. At Rackspace, US Inc., employees who hold a bachelor's degree in technology receive the highest salaries at approximately $122K.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Nearly all respondents report having health insurance, and nearly all employees report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.