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.