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Average Salary for Western Digital Corporation Employees

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Updated: 16 Aug 2014
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About This Company
Western Digital Corporation
Lake Forest, California 92630
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computer industry, computer hardware, technology
Also Known As:
Western Digital Corp, Western Digital Technologies
Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) (often abbreviated to WD) is one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world. It has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company. Western Digital was founded on April 23, 1970 ...
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How This Employer Pays
Western Digital Corporation typically pays its employees
below market
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above market
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 Western Digital Corporation votes.
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Employer: Western Digital Corporation
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[-]Firmware Engineer (5)
$63,133 - $114,634  
[-]Firmware Engineer (5)
Salary$60,096 - $101,486  
Bonus$1,722 - $14,213  
Total Pay$63,133 - $114,634  
[+]Software Engineer (5)
$61,195 - $150,438  
[+]Software Engineer (5)
Salary$61,029 - $125,393  
Bonus$1,771 - $29,774  
Total Pay$61,195 - $150,438  
[+]Senior Principal Engineer (5)
$100,725 - $181,741  
[+]Senior Principal Engineer (5)
Salary$91,590 - $154,927  
Bonus$3,912 - $37,277  
Profit Disbursement$1,312 - $15,177  
Total Pay$100,725 - $181,741  
[+]Principal Software Engineer (3)
$83,077 - $126,101  
[+]Principal Software Engineer (3)
Salary$78,887 - $120,052  
Bonus$2,119 - $16,723  
Total Pay$83,077 - $126,101  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Popular Perks 401(k), Life insurance / disability, Stock purchase plan 401(k), Paid holidays & vacation, Stock purchase plan 401(k), Casual dress, Paid sick leave

Key Statistics for Western Digital Corporation

female alumni
male alumni
Salary:$69,728 - $100,712 $69,845 - $122,196
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Top Degrees
Bachelor's Degree
24 salaries
$59,500 - $137,726
Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Computer Engineering (CE)
8 salaries
$67,625 - $80,576
Doctorate (PhD)
7 salaries
$88,000 - $120,746

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