Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $88K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $64K per year on average.
Senior Product Managers earn the highest median pay at around $147K annually, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($135K), Software Engineers (about $92K), and Firmware Engineers ($90K). Market Managers make an average about $62K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $137K per year) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($110K), Dallas, Texas ($103K), and San Jose, Calif. ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of San Diego, Calif. — at approximately $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Samsung workers in California earn the most — about $120K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $246K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $148K annually. Samsung workers who hold a Master of Arts (MA) are also well compensated, earning $160K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Business Strategy; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $159K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, nearly one-tenth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Nearly all respondents can count on health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.