Average Salary for Spotify Employees

Financial compensation at Spotify jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $100K. Though where you live and how long you've been working do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Spotify. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Software Development

Source: Freebase


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.

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Key Stats for Spotify


39 %
61 %
$48,825 - $91,563
$58,045 - $150,661

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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