Average Salary for Yahoo! Inc. Employees

Operating out of Sunnyvale, Calif., information technology company Yahoo! Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Software Engineer to Software Development Engineer. Yahoo! Inc. employees bring home the big bucks — six-figure salaries are common, and average pay approaches $119K per year. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Yahoo! Inc., but your city and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Yahoo! Inc. Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
17 profiles

Senior Software Engineer
7 profiles

Principal Software Engineer
5 profiles

United States (change)

Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
5 profiles

Software Development Engineer (SDE)
4 profiles

Financial Analyst
2 profiles

Data Engineer
2 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127
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About This Company

701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94089


Information technology, Computer software, Open-source software, Search, Search engine, Geographic Information System, Search Engine Marketing, Computer Integrated Systems Design, Media, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals


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Source: Freebase


Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $158K per year, followed by Senior Software Engineers ($140K), Software Developers (approximately $130K), and Security Engineers ($120K). Earning only about $66K on average, Digital Strategists make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($132K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $120K), New York, N.Y. (approximately $117K), and San Francisco, Calif. (about $114K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. ranks low on the pay scale — at $43K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $119K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $105K annually. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $116K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $134K annually for Certified ScrumMasters; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $125K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Yahoo! Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) the most — $165K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $141K per year. Java is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-fifth of Yahoo! Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with JavaScript, Project Management, and Linux.

Benefits and Perks

Yahoo! Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, gym membership, and stock options.

Yahoo! Inc. Job Listings

Key Stats for Yahoo! Inc.


35 %
65 %
$48,465 - $122,484
$51,297 - $138,261

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$53,107 - $130,930
$42,000 - $120,174
$50,000 - $119,386
$100,944 - $124,067

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