When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($230K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. ($133K), San Jose, Calif. (about $102K), and Dallas, Texas ($96K) are the next top-paying cities. San Diego, Calif. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $42K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is around $177K per year.
Senior Counsels earn the highest median pay at approximately $234K annually, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($140K), Senior Product Managers (about $130K), and Software Engineers ($90K). Samsung hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Process Engineers ($79K on average).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $99K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $67K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $246K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Samsung — these employees make the most at $175K annually.
Employees who count Contract Negotiation among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $230K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; one-seventh consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Java, Data Analysis, and C++ Programming Language.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a solid majority of employees report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.