When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($122K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. (about $84K), New York, N.Y. ($78K), and Irvine, Calif. (around $65K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Zillow, Inc. employees make the most in California, earning approximately $112K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Software Development Engineers, who bring in close to $124K per year, though Senior Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Managers are not far behind at about $120K along with Software Engineers ($100K) and Computer Software Program Managers (around $100K). Financial compensation for Software Developers is rather low — on average only approximately $77K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $97K annually. The greater proportion of employees (49 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $78K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree, Business & Marketing at Zillow, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $85K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Online Marketing; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $130K per year. A common skill in Zillow, Inc.'s work force is Python; one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Java, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 44 percent receiving paid vacation and 37 percent receiving paid sick days. A majority of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of respondents report having health insurance, and nearly all respondents report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Zillow, Inc. are stock options, a casual working environment, free drinks, and gym membership.