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Understanding the highest paying tech industries

What are the top twenty tech companies?

By Adarsh Verma

If you’re looking for the best paying tech company, you’re at the right place. According to the latest Glassdoor survey, VMWare is the top paying company with median total compensation of $167,050. The other popular tech companies in this list are Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc.

From time to time, we keep telling you about different technology trends that keep dictating the industry trends and demands. If one keeps a keen eye on such developments, he/she is able to make the best career-related decisions at the right time. On the similar note, today, we are going to tell you about the American companies who are paying the highest salaries in 2017.

Before moving ahead and telling you about the highest paying tech companies, let’s take a look at some other useful lists:

Coming back to the list of highest paying technology companies, recently, careers website Glassdoor published a survey which shows that multiple Bay Area tech companies are ruling the charts.

Dr Andrew Chamberiain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, says that high pay of companies is directly connected to the demand of skill and higher education.

So, which tech companies are paying extremely well? Is Google, Facebook, or Microsoft at #1? Well, it’s time to find out.

Highest paying tech companies of 2017

1. VMware
Median Total Compensation: $167,050
Median Base Compensation: $136,750

2. Splunk
Median Total Compensation: $161,010
Median Base Compensation: $132,500

3. Cadence Design Systems
Median Total Compensation: $156,702
Median Base Compensation: $141,202

4. Google
Median Total Compensation: $155,250
Median Base Compensation: $120,000

5. Facebook
Median Total Compensation: $155,000
Median Base Compensation: $130,000

6. NVIDIA
Median Total Compensation: $154,000
Median Base Compensation: $150,000

7. Amazon Lab126
Median Total Compensation: $152,800
Median Base Compensation: $130,400

8. Juniper Networks
Median Total Compensation: $150,000
Median Base Compensation: $138,500

9. LinkedIn
Median Total Compensation: $150,000
Median Base Compensation: $127,000

10. Salesforce
Median Total Compensation: $150,000
Median Base Compensation: $120,000

11. Dimension Data
Median Total Compensation: $150,000
Median Base Compensation: $110,000

12. Synposys
Median Total Compensation: $148,000
Median Base Compensation: $130,000

13. Informatica
Median Total Compensation: $147,400
Median Base Compensation: $125,000

14. Broadcom
Median Total Compensation: $145,025
Median Base Compensation: $130,000

15. Microsoft
Median Total Compensation: $144,000
Median Base Compensation: $127,000

16. Walmart eCommerce
Median Total Compensation: $143,500
Median Base Compensation: $124,900

17. Twitter
Median Total Compensation: $142,000
Median Base Compensation: $125,000

18. F5 Networks
Median Total Compensation: $140,555
Median Base Compensation: $125,000

19. Palo Alto Networks
Median Total Compensation: $140,020
Median Base Compensation: $124,700

20. Akamai
Median Total Compensation: $140,000
Median Base Compensation: $121,000

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Adarsh Verma Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security.

This article was originally published on Fossbytes

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