Average Salary for Yahoo! Inc. Employees

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif.,information technology player Yahoo! Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Software Engineer and Software Development Engineer positions. Financial compensation at Yahoo! Inc. jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $117K. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Yahoo! Inc. workers, followed by geography and your experience level. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $157K per year, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($141K), Software Developers (about $130K), and Software Engineers ($118K). Yahoo! Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Financial Analysts (approximately $60K on average).


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 $119K), New York, N.Y. ($118K), and San Francisco, Calif. (about $114K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $42K) is Portland, Ore. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $119K per year.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $104K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Yahoo! Inc. employees (35 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn about $113K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $134K annually. Becoming a Sun Certified Java Programmer can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $115K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME); Yahoo! Inc. awards around $165K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $141K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Yahoo! Inc. is Java; approximately one in five of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Linux, JavaScript, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and a large number of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, stock options, and gym membership.

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$48,458 - $118,806
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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$53,582 - $133,360
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