When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $142K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif. (around $120K), the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($119K), and San Jose, Calif. ($116K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $77K) is Burbank, Calif. By state, Yahoo! Inc. pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $117K annually.
Senior Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $150K per year, followed by Senior Product Managers ($141K), Software Developers ($130K), and Senior Software Engineers (around $125K). Near the bottom at Yahoo! Inc. are Business Development Managers, pulling in an average of just $88K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $106K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Yahoo! Inc. employees (37 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $114K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $158K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Sun Certified Java Programmer is rewarded with median pay of $136K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Yahoo! Inc. pays those with a Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Computer Science (CS) the most — $158K.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, stock options, free drinks, and gym membership.