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.