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25 best-paying companies for software engineers

October 25, 2013 08:36 IST

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The competition to get the best software talent is accelerating. Salary is the first criteria to attract the right talent and companies are offering higher and higher pay to get the right person.

Last week Twitter’s Christopher Fry was in news for a package of $10.3 million. He is one of the highest paid employees in the company earning $1.2 million less than the CEO. And. if you look at some of the highest paid men, majority of them belong to technology firms.

To look at the rising competition among companies to secure the best talent, Glassdoor looked at the base pay of the tech firms. Surprisingly, the well-known names such as Google, Apple, and Facebook don't feature in the top three companies.

Let’s look at the best paying companies for techies.

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Qualcomm

Average base salary: $101,094

Rank: 25

Qalcomm is global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services.

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Broadcom

Average base salary: $101,808

Rank: 24

Broadcom Corp is a semiconductor company that develops chips for wireless and broadband communication business. The company is headquartered in California.

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FactSet

Average base salary: $102,476

Rank: 23

FactSet Research Systems is a financial data and software company headquartered in Norwalk. The company provides financial information and analytic software for investment professionals.

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Ericsson

Average base salary: $102,610

Rank: 22

Ericsson is a Swedish multinational technology company that provides and operates telecommunications networks, television and video systems, and related services.

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Expedia

Average base salary: $105,126

Rank: 21

Expedia is an Internet-based travel website that has localised portal for 29 countries. A user can book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and so on using Expedia.

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Intuit

Average base salary: $107,440

Rank: 20

Intuit Inc. develops financial and tax software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals. It is headquartered in California.

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Intel

Average base salary: $108,210

Rank: 19

Intel Corporation is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker. It is headquartered in California.

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Microsoft

Average base salary: $108,611

Rank: 18

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing.

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Cisco

Average base salary: $109,491

Rank: 17

Cisco Systems designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. It is headquartered in California.

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Brocade

Average base salary: $110,069

Rank: 16

Brocade Communications Systems specialises in data and storage networking products. Founded in 1995, Brocade is headquartered in California.

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Hewlett-Packard

Average base salary: $110,506

Rank: 15

Hewlett-Packard Company provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, and government departments. The company is headquartered in California.

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Amazon

Average base salary: $110,907

Rank: 14

Amazon is the world’s largest internet retailer headquarters in Washington. It started as a bookstore and added a whole host of products over time.

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eBay

Average base salary: $114,720

Rank: 13

eBay is an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide.

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NVIDIA

Average base salary: $115,649

Rank: 12

Nvidia Corp manufactures graphics processing units, as well as mobile chips. The company also sells handheld gaming device Nvidia Shield.

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Arista

Average base salary: $116,067

Rank: 11

Arista Networks designs and sells multilayer network switches to solutions for large datacenter, cloud computing, and high-performance computing.

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Integral

Average base salary: $117,927

Rank: 10

Integral is a technology and application provider for private, white label, trading solutions to foreign exchange market participants.

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Facebook

Average base salary: $121,507

Rank: 9

Facebook is the largest social networking company. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students in 2004.

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Walmart

Average base salary: $122,110

Rank: 8

WalMart is the largest retailer in the world and runs chains of large discount department stores. It is also the world’s biggest private employer that has a staff of over 2 million. The company also runs online store managed by WalmartLabs.

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Oracle

Average base salary: $122,905

Rank: 7

Oracle Corp specialises in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and database management systems. It is the second-largest software maker by revenue, after Microsoft.

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Apple

Average base salary: $124,630

Rank: 6

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. The company is best known for its consumer devices iPhone and iPad.

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Twitter

Average base salary: $124,863

Rank: 5

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read messages limited to 140 characters.

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Google

Average base salary: $127,143

Rank: 4

Google started as an online search engine. The company now has diversified into many more online products. It also develops operating system for mobile phones and tablets, and sell consumer electronics.

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Yahoo

Average base salary: $130,312

Rank: 3

Yahoo! is known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo Search, and related services. It also offer whole range of online services such as email, photo managing services (Flickr) and owns photo blog website Tumblr.

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LinkedIn

Average base salary: $136,427

Rank: 2

LinkedIn is a professional networking online portal. It has over 225 million users in more than 200 countries.

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Juniper Networks

Average base salary: $159,990

Rank: 1

Juniper Networks designs and sells high-performance Internet Protocol network products and services. It is headquartered in California.


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