Average Salary for NetApp Employees

Operating out of Sunnyvale, Calif., computer company NetApp employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Technical Support Engineer. Workers at NetApp bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $113K. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for NetApp workers, followed by your experience level and geography. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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NetApp Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
44 profiles

Senior Software Engineer
16 profiles

Product Manager, Software
9 profiles

United States (change)

Technical Support Engineer
9 profiles

Senior Product Manager
7 profiles

Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software)
6 profiles

Sr. Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, (Computer Software)
5 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 295
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About This Company

495 E. Java Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Computer, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing



Source: Freebase


Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $147K per year — though Senior Product Managers, Member of Technical Staff, Applied Researchers, and Software Engineers also do fairly well at $132K, around $128K, and about $103K, respectively. Financial compensation for Technical Support Engineers is rather low — on average only approximately $65K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $103K annually on average. The largest slice of the NetApp workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $87K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Raleigh-durham, N.C. (around $128K), the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. ($112K), and Boulder, Colo. ($111K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $83K) in Raleigh, N.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, NetApp employees make the most in California, earning about $114K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ScrumMasters, who make $148K annually. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $145K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME); NetApp awards $146K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $138K annually. C programming Language is a popular skill in the NetApp workforce; just under a fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers usually know C++ Programming Language, Linux, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; NetApp gives paid vacation days to 36 percent and sick leave to 28 percent. NetApp sponsors a 401(k) program, and the vast majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for NetApp


27 %
73 %
$56,171 - $118,135
$61,152 - $132,916

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for NetApp

  1. Sunnyvale, California
  2. Boulder, Colorado
  3. Santa Clara, California
  4. Raleigh, North Carolina
  5. San Jose, California
  6. Wichita, Kansas
  7. Durham, North Carolina

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