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Here's what top tech companies are paying in US

Last updated on: October 5, 2011 08:20 IST
It is in the US where the big money is.

With the technology industry booming across the world, highly sought-after experts are seeing their salaries hit the roof.

While many IT professionals in India are witnessing an exponential increase in their pay packages, it is the United States where the real big money continues to be.

Let us have a look at what top technology companies in the Unites States are paying to their best employees.

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Here's what top tech companies are paying in US

Last updated on: October 5, 2011 08:20 IST
Twitter is a microblogging service.

1. Twitter

The average salary at Twitter: $120,11.11

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as 'tweets.

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Here's what top tech companies are paying in US

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Apple is an American multinational corporation.

2. Apple

The average salary at Apple: $113,319.21

Apple is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers.

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Here's what top tech companies are paying in US

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LinkedIn was launched in 2003.

3. LinkedIn

The average salary at LinkedIn: $111,720.00

LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003.

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Here's what top tech companies are paying in US

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Facebook was launched in 2004.

4. Facebook

The average salary at Facebook: $105,167.62

Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.

As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 800 million active users.

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Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products.

5. Google

The average salary at Google: $104,594.27

Google is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies.

Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords programme.

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Here's what top tech companies are paying in US

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Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington.

6. Microsoft

The average salary at Microsoft: $96,170.42

Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions.

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Here's what top tech companies are paying in US

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AoL was founded in 1983.

7. AoL

The average salary at Aol: $93,333.33

AoL is an American global Internet services and media company.

Founded in 1983 as Control Video Corporation, it has franchised its services to companies in several nations around the world or set up international versions of its services.