Marketing Directors rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $160K annually; Senior Software Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $140K, while Data Engineers and Product Managers of Software rank near the top as well (around $128K and about $128K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Spotify are Traffic Managers — the median salary for this role approaches $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($150K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $125K), Boston, Mass. ($124K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (about $62K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Massachusetts; salaries there average to $124K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $68K per year. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $103K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $150K per year. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at Spotify — these employees make the most at around $226K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Machine Learning; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $185K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Spotify is Python, with nearly one-sixth considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Java, Strategic Planning, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include stock options, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, free drinks, and life insurance.