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These are Silicon Valley's highest salary payers

Last updated on: May 18, 2012 11:18 IST

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Software engineers are one of the most highly paid employees. Which companies pay the highest salaries in Silicon Valley? Find out...

1. Twitter

Average yearly salary: $114,917

Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey.

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2. Facebook

Average yearly salary: $111,428

Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004. Facebook has over 900 million active users, more than half of them using mobile devices.

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3. LinkedIn

Average yearly salary: $110,902

LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking.

It has more than 150 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories.

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4. Cisco Systems

Average yearly salary: $105,562

Cisco Systems, Inc is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment.

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5. Apple

Average yearly salary: $103,883

Apple Inc is a multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.

The company's best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, iPod, iPhone and iPad.

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6. Google

Average yearly salary: $103,438

Google is a multinational corporation which provides Internet-related products and services, including Internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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7. Yahoo Inc

Average yearly salary: $102,638

Founded in 1994, by Stanford PhD candidates David Filo and Jerry Yang to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet, it has become one of the most visited Internet sites.

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8. Zynga

Average yearly salary: $100,494

Zynga is a social network game development company located in San Francisco, California.

The company develops browser-based games that work both stand-alone and as application widgets on social networking websites such as Facebook, Orkut, Google+ and Myspace.

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9. Oracle

Average yearly salary: $99,391

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products.

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10. Amazon

Average yearly salary: $92,613

Amazon.com, Inc is an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
The world's largest online retailer also produces consumer electronics - notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and is a major provider of cloud computing services.

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11. Microsoft

Average yearly salary: $87,956

Founded by Paul Allen, Bill Gates, Microsoft Corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions.

The company was established on April 4, 1975.

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12. IBM

Average yearly salary: $86,608

International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York.

The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation through a merger of three companies: the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Corporation.



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