The highest paying software engineering companies; not Apple, Google or Facebook!
I have to say, this goes against everything I had earlier assumed, then later came to accept as the bible truth.
The most unlikely company was the winner, Juniper Networks
It’s no secret that software engineers’ pockets seem to be getting bigger, I mean not only is their salaries on the rise, the new job openings seem to pop up in lively urban areas.
My former thoughts on the matter was that big name companies like Google, Apple and Facebook, who flaunt their engineers as the best and probably the brightest were definitely paying them the most. What can I say; I was wrong, but at least not entirely.
A survey by Glassdoor recently revealed the top 25 companies that have paid their engineers the highest salaries over the last year. The most unlikely company was the winner, Juniper Networks, which pays its software engineers an average base salary of $159,990. This places it way ahead of the other companies on the list.
Well, LinkedIn came in at No.2 paying its software engineers $136,427, and No.3 was Yahoo, which pays their engineers $130,312. The so-called big shots in the field came in lower in the list in the form of Google and Twitter, which form No. 4 and No. 5 on the list, respectively, paying $127,143 and $124,863. Apple came in at No.6 with Facebook falling back to No.9.
Well, we can sit around and debate how the heavy hitters aren’t paying more, but you should be keen to note that all the above companies are paying more than the US national annual average of $92,790. These salaries are quite higher than the figures released last year by Glassdoor. Google took the top spot back then, paying its engineers $128,336(this is even more than they are paying this year, $1,193 more). Second was Facebook with $123,626.
The survey by Glassdoor is based on companies that have at least 50 software engineering professionals’ salaries reports filed over the last 12 months. This led to a total of 33,000 salary reports this year.
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