Average Salary for Salesforce.com, Inc. Employees

Based in San Francisco, Calif.,customer service solutions / crm player Salesforce.com, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Senior Business Analyst positions. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $110K), Salesforce.com, Inc. is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Salesforce.com, Inc. workers, followed by your job title and geography. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The Landmark @ One Market Street
San Francisco, California 94107


Customer Service Solutions / CRM



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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $106K per year. The largest slice of the Salesforce.com, Inc. workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $76K annually.


Solutions Architects represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $139K per year — though Senior Software Engineers, Senior Technical Writers, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at $137K, $121K, and around $117K, respectively. Earning only $80K on average, Sales Engineers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $117K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($115K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $114K), and Portland, Ore. (about $84K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($66K) in Indianapolis, Ind., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $118K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $150K annually. On average, salaries rise to approximately $145K per year for accredited Sun Certified Java Programmers. Salesforce.com, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing are also well compensated, earning around $160K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Program Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $164K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; nearly one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Java, Salesforce, and JavaScript.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Salesforce.com, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most workers participate. Almost all employees can count on health insurance, and almost all respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Salesforce.com, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as gym membership, a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.

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$54,036 - $120,439
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Job Satisfaction

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