Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $158K per year, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($140K), Software Developers (approximately $130K), and Security Engineers ($120K). Earning only about $66K on average, Digital Strategists make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($132K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $120K), New York, N.Y. (approximately $117K), and San Francisco, Calif. (about $114K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. ranks low on the pay scale — at $43K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $119K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $105K annually. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $116K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $134K annually for Certified ScrumMasters; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $125K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Yahoo! Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) the most — $165K.
Benefits and Perks
Yahoo! Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and stock options.