When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $163K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Ashburn, Va. (around $97K), San Francisco, Calif. ($88K), and Austin, Texas ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $58K) in Dallas, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $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. Average pay is around $82K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Rackspace, US Inc. workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $101K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Network Operations Managers, who earn an average $95K per year, closely trailed by Information Technology Managers ($83K), Storage Area Network Systems Administrators (approximately $73K), and Linux Systems Administrators ($68K). Account Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $54K.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $90K annually for Certified ScrumMasters; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Cisco Certified Network Professionals with credentials; these people earn around $88K per year on average. At Rackspace, US Inc., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at $105K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Python; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $99K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Rackspace, US Inc. is Linux; one-seventh of employees use it for work. Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Cisco Networking were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Nearly all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of respondents also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, a subsidized cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.