When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $125K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($86K), Irvine, Calif. ($78K), and New York, N.Y. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $42K) in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — approximately $112K annually on average.
Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $135K per year — though Product Managers of Software, Software Engineers, and Marketing Managers also do fairly well at $111K, around $105K, and $103K, respectively. Financial compensation for Software Developers is rather low — on average only about $76K — 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 approximately $101K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (55 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $76K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $115K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Pragmatic Marketing Certified can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $113K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Zillow, Inc. pays those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) the most — about $130K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Java; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $108K per year. Python is a popular skill among Zillow, Inc. workers, with nearly one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are SQL, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Two in five employees receive paid vacation, and only 31 percent get sick leave. Most respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Zillow, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all workers, and nearly all survey participants do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, gym membership, stock options, and free drinks.