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Average Salary for Salesforce.com, Inc. Employees

Operating out of San Francisco, Calif., customer service solutions / crm company Salesforce.com, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Solutions Architect. Financial compensation at Salesforce.com, Inc. jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $110K. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at Salesforce.com, Inc., but where you live and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Salesforce.com, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Google, Inc., Facebook Inc, Accenture
Employer: Salesforce.com, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (13)
$83,720 - $143,983  
[-]Software Engineer (13)
Salary$76,743 - $130,893  
Bonus$6,929 - $19,727  
Profit Disbursement$952 - $17,174  
Total Pay$83,720 - $143,983  
[+]Senior Business Analyst (6)
$77,369 - $142,741  
[+]Senior Business Analyst (6)
Salary$72,328 - $122,593  
Bonus$2,848 - $15,777  
Total Pay$77,369 - $142,741  
[+]Solutions Architect (5)
$88,384 - $210,525  
[+]Solutions Architect (5)
Salary$85,058 - $180,088  
Bonus$4,773 - $38,988  
Total Pay$88,384 - $210,525  
[+]Senior Technical Writer (5)
$87,935 - $143,593  
[+]Senior Technical Writer (5)
Salary$84,999 - $131,538  
Bonus$2,703 - $23,765  
Total Pay$87,935 - $143,593  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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About This Company

The Landmark @ One Market Street
San Francisco, California 94107


Customer Service Solutions / CRM



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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $103K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $81K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $111K annually) can be spotted in Portland, Ore.; Chicago, Ill. ($109K), the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. ($107K), and New York, N.Y. (about $100K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Seattle, Wash. — at approximately $70K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Illinois pays Salesforce.com, Inc. the most — about $109K per year on average.


Solutions Architects rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $141K annually; Senior Account Executives come in second with average earnings amounting to $120K, while Senior Technical Writers and Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($120K and $115K, respectively). Earning only approximately $101K on average, Senior Business Analysts make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $150K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Salesforce Certified Consultants with credentials; these people earn $140K annually on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in $135K per year.


Employees who count Customer Relationship Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $120K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Salesforce.com, Inc. is Java; about a seventh of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Salesforce, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The vast majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, gym membership, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.

Key Stats for Salesforce.com, Inc.


45 %
55 %
$55,777 - $109,936
$58,572 - $127,585
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
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