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. Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to Yahoo! Inc., where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $120K. Geography plays the largest role in compensation at Yahoo! Inc., but your experience level and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. 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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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($119K), San Jose, Calif. (approximately $118K), and Los Angeles, Calif. (about $105K) are the next top-paying cities. Omaha, Neb. is near the bottom for pay at around $40K. Yahoo! Inc. workers in California earn the most — $118K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $105K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $117K annually.


Earning approximately $150K per year on average, Principal Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($140K), Program Project Managers (around $130K), and Senior Software Engineers ($121K). With salaries averaging $109K, Software Development Engineers are among the lowest paid at Yahoo! Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

Sun Certified Enterprise Architects have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $158K annually. PRINCE2 Certificate Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $133K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); Yahoo! Inc. awards around $130K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Software Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $140K annually. Java is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. JavaScript, C++, and HTML round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, gym membership, free drinks, and stock options.

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$46,060 - $126,634
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Rated 5 out of 5
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