Marketing Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $160K annually — though Senior Product Designers, Senior Software Engineers, and Data Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $145K, $138K, and $128K, respectively. Traffic Managers at Spotify do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($40K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $150K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $125K), Boston, Mass. ($105K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($69K) are the next top-paying cities. Across Spotify's U.S. offices, employees in the state of New York earn the most, taking home around $120K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $66K per year. The largest fraction of Spotify people (44 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $102K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $132K per year. Spotify compensates Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)-holders the most at about $145K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Apache Hadoop in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $135K per year. Python is regularly seen around here; nearly one-seventh of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Strategic Planning, Java, and Big Data Analytics.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and most survey participants use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are stock options, a company cell phone, free drinks, a casual working environment, and supplemental paternity leave.