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. Workers at Yahoo! Inc. bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $117K. The most important factor affecting pay for Yahoo! Inc. employees is what you do at the company, though geography and your experience level play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from 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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Earning $157K per year on average, Principal Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Senior Software Engineers (around $141K), Software Developers ($130K), and Software Engineers ($118K). Financial compensation for Financial Analysts is rather low — on average only about $60K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $132K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($119K), New York, N.Y. (about $118K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($114K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $42K, Portland, Ore. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at approximately $119K per year.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $104K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Yahoo! Inc. employees (35 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn around $113K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters earn approximately $134K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Sun Certified Java Programmers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $115K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Yahoo! Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) the most — $165K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be People Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $141K annually. A garden variety skill at Yahoo! Inc. is Java; nearly one-fifth of Yahoo! Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Linux, JavaScript, and Project Management as well.

Benefits and Perks

Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The vast majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, stock options, and gym membership.

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35 %
65 %
$48,458 - $118,806
$52,025 - $143,645

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$53,582 - $133,360
$92,298 - $138,380
$81,591 - $137,500
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