Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $89K annually. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $57K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Technical Program Managers, who bring in close to $105K annually, though Test Software Development Engineers are not far behind at $95K along with Software Engineers (around $92K) and Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers (approximately $68K). Customer Success Managers make an average around $38K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $125K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($79K) and Austin, Texas (about $68K). By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Tableau Software, Inc. employee makes $170K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $73K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $61K annually for accredited Comptia A+ Service Technicians. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Tableau Software, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $100K per year.
When it comes to skills, Program Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $102K annually. SQL also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Customer Service, C++, and Java were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 42 percent. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Tableau Software, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all employees, and almost all respondents do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, stock options, free drinks, and life insurance.