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.
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.