When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($119K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. ($118K), San Francisco, Calif. (about $117K), and New York, N.Y. ($103K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $38K, Omaha, Neb. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — approximately $117K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $105K per year. The largest slice of the Yahoo! Inc. workforce (35 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $116K annually.
Principal Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $150K per year on average; Senior Software Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $140K, followed by Program Project Managers earning approximately $130K and Senior Software Engineers making $121K. Software Development Engineers make an average around $108K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Sun Certified Enterprise Architects earn $158K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $133K per year for accredited PRINCE2 Certificate Holders. At Yahoo! Inc., employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at approximately $130K.
Benefits and Perks
Most respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and a stock purchase plan.