Average Salary for Yahoo! Inc. Employees

Operating out of Sunnyvale, Calif., information technology company Yahoo! Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Software Development Engineer. With average pay surpassing six figures at Yahoo! Inc. ($118K), workers enjoy generous pay. Though your city and how long you've been working do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Yahoo! Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Information technology, Computer software, Open-source software, Search, Search engine, Geographic Information System, Search Engine Marketing, Computer Integrated Systems Design, Media, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals


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Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $157K annually, followed by Senior Software Engineers (about $140K), Senior Software Engineers ($137K), and Software Developers ($130K). With salaries averaging around $60K, Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at Yahoo! Inc.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $145K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($120K), San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $117K), and New York, N.Y. (around $117K) are the next top-paying cities. Omaha, Neb. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $49K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $119K annually.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $104K per year on average. The largest slice of the Yahoo! Inc. workforce (34 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $116K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $143K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified ScrumMaster can certainly pay off here; those folks make $134K on average. Yahoo! Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) — these employees rake in $165K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $152K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Yahoo! Inc. is Java; slightly less than a fifth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Linux, JavaScript, and C++ Programming Language.

Benefits and Perks

Yahoo! Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for a large number of workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, stock options, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Yahoo! Inc.


34 %
66 %
$49,537 - $121,200
$51,905 - $142,891

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$53,107 - $124,312
$41,537 - $124,500
$78,229 - $127,743
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