When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $163K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Richmond, Va. ($113K), Ashburn, Va. ($88K), and Austin, Texas (approximately $81K) are the next top-paying cities. At $58K, Dallas, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Rackspace, US Inc. the most — around $108K per year on average.
Senior Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $122K annually on average; Network Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $96K, followed by Software Developers earning $96K and Software Engineers making about $95K. Linux System Administrators make an average $54K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $59K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $84K annually. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $106K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $94K annually for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to around $91K per year for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. Rackspace, US Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing & Management — these employees rake in $118K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Planning; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $102K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Rackspace, US Inc. is Linux; just under one-fifth of employees use it for work. Python, Project Management, and Customer Relationship Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, almost all workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all respondents, and for nearly all survey participants, dental coverage is too. Rackspace, US Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.