When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $138K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Austin, Texas ($83K), Blacksburg, Va. (around $77K), and San Antonio, Texas (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Elk Grove Village, Ill. ranks low on the pay scale — at $58K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $116K per year.
Earning $122K annually on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Product Managers (around $121K), Software Developers (about $97K), and Software Engineers (approximately $93K). Among the lower-paid positions at Rackspace, US Inc. are Linux System Administrators — the median salary for this role approaches $54K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Rackspace, US Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $88K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Rackspace, US Inc. employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $63K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders receive bigger paychecks (around $106K per year) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $94K annually for accredited Project Management Professionals. Regarding salaries and education, Rackspace, US Inc. pays those with a bachelor's degree in technology the most — about $122K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be C++ Programming Language; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $128K per year. Linux also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to know Python, Project Management, and SQL.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all workers save for retirement through Rackspace, US Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Nearly all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for the vast majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Rackspace, US Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, a subsidized cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.