Average Salary for Yahoo! Inc. Employees

Yahoo! Inc. is a information technology firm headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. that hires for Software Engineer positions, Software Development Engineer roles, and more. Yahoo! Inc. employees bring home the big bucks — six-figure salaries are common, and average pay approaches $119K per year. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Yahoo! Inc. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $142K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (around $120K), the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($119K), and San Jose, Calif. ($116K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $77K) is Burbank, Calif. By state, Yahoo! Inc. pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $117K annually.


Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $150K per year, followed by Senior Product Managers ($141K), Software Developers ($130K), and Senior Software Engineers (around $125K). Near the bottom at Yahoo! Inc. are Business Development Managers, pulling in an average of just $88K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $106K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Yahoo! Inc. employees (37 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $114K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $158K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Sun Certified Java Programmer is rewarded with median pay of $136K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Yahoo! Inc. pays those with a Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Computer Science (CS) the most — $158K.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Software Development; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $146K annually. Java is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of Yahoo! Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with JavaScript, C++, and Linux.

Benefits and Perks

Most employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, stock options, free drinks, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for Yahoo! Inc.


36 %
64 %
$58,882 - $124,273
$67,039 - $149,622
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
$62,765 - $124,549
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