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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. With average pay surpassing six figures at Yahoo! Inc. ($119K), workers enjoy generous pay. Though your experience level and what you do at the company do impact pay, your city 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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How This Employer Pays

Yahoo! Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
Google, Inc., Cisco Systems Inc, Apple Computer, Inc
Employer: Yahoo! Inc.
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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 ($119K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. (about $119K), San Jose, Calif. (approximately $118K), and New York, N.Y. ($103K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $36K, Omaha, Neb. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $117K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $105K per year. The largest fraction of Yahoo! Inc. people (36 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $117K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, Program Project Managers, and Senior Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $150K per year, the other salaries come in at $140K, around $130K, and approximately $121K, respectively. On the lower end are Software Development Engineers at about $108K on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Sun Certified Enterprise Architects have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $158K annually. Earning a PRINCE2 Certificate Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $133K per year on average. Yahoo! Inc. compensates Doctorate (PhD)-holders the most at $130K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Software Development; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $127K per year. Folks here also tend to know Java; on the survey, roughly one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are JavaScript, C++, and PHP.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Almost all workers receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Yahoo! Inc.


34 %
66 %
$45,009 - $126,634
$83,377 - $140,864
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
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