When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($163K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Richmond, Va. (about $113K), San Francisco, Calif. ($88K), and Austin, Texas ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Dallas, Texas at around $58K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to approximately $125K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $59K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $82K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Rackspace, US Inc. employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $102K annually on average.
Network Operations Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $95K per year; Information Technology Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $83K, while Linux Systems Administrators and Computer Network Security Administrators rank near the top as well ($67K and $66K, respectively). Account Managers make an average around $54K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $90K annually for Certified ScrumMasters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to $84K per year for accredited Cisco Certified Network Professionals. Regarding salaries and education, Rackspace, US Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — about $105K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Strategic Planning; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $100K annually. A garden variety skill at Rackspace, US Inc. is Linux; around a seventh of Rackspace, US Inc.'s people use it regularly. Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Python are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Rackspace, US Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all workers participate. The vast majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, free drinks, a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and gym membership.