Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $157K annually, followed by Senior Software Engineers (about $140K), Senior Software Engineers ($137K), and Software Developers ($130K). With salaries averaging around $60K, Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at Yahoo! Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $145K per year) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($120K), San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $117K), and New York, N.Y. (around $117K) are the next top-paying cities. Omaha, Neb. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $49K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $119K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $104K per year on average. The largest slice of the Yahoo! Inc. workforce (34 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $116K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $143K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified ScrumMaster can certainly pay off here; those folks make $134K on average. Yahoo! Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) — these employees rake in $165K annually.
Benefits and Perks
Yahoo! Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for a large number of workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a company cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, stock options, and gym membership.