Silicon Valley's Highest Paying Companies (You'll Be Surprised Who's Number 1)

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Where's a good place to make money? If you're in the tech scene, Silicon Valley remains one of the premier spots. The famous Valley is home to such giants as Microsoft and AOL.

But even among the biggies, somebody has to pay the most. Using data from TechCompanyPay, here are the Valley's five highest paying companies based on average employee salary. 

5. Google

Search engine master and maker of Android, this engineer-loving, young and vibrant company pays an average salary of $104,600.

4. Facebook

With than 800 million active users, Mark Zuckerberg's social network is the largest of all time and pays its employees an average salary of $105,200.

3. LinkedIn

The world's largest professional online network, LinkedIn—one of the few major tech startups to go public in recent years—pays an average salary of $111,700.

2. Apple

The oldest of the companies in the top five, the iPhone and iPad creator compensates its employees well—the average salary here is $113,300.

1. Twitter

The youngest of the companies in the top five—and the only one who has yet to solidy a profitable business model—somehow affords to pay its staff the most, dishing out an average salary of $120,000. (Of course, it does have the fewest employees.)

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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