26 tech companies where the average pay is over $120,000

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There’s no question that tech is a booming industry that pays well. But it’s not just Google, Facebook, and Microsoft employees who enjoy high salaries.

Employees at a whole variety of tech companies are commanding salaries over $120,000, according to job-hunting site Glassdoor.

Glassdoor culled through its massive database of self-reported salaries to come up with this list of average worker pay at the largest tech companies, across all job titles. All companies included here had at least 30 salaries reported to Glassdoor, and this includes total pay and bonuses as employees reported it.

From this data one thing is clear: It pays to work in tech.


No. 26: Qualcomm, $121,249

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Thomson Reuters

Employees rate the company: 3.7 out of 5

What it does: Qualcomm is a chip maker best known for making chips that power mobile and wireless devices.


No. 25: Avago, $122,285

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Avago Technologies

Employees rate the company: 2.5 out of 5

What it does: Avago is a computer-chip and computer-component manufacturer.


No. 24: CA Technologies, $122,520

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CA/Glassdoor

Employees rate the company: 3.2 out of 5

What it does: CA Technologies makes software that helps IT departments monitor and manage their data centers and networks.


No. 23: Symantec, $124,474

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Wikipedia

Employees rate the company: 3 out of 5

What it does: Symantec makes computer-security software.


No. 22: Apple, $126,449

Employees rate the company: 4 out of 5

What it does: Apple makes the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, and software that runs on its devices.

Note: The salary figure does not include Apple’s retail employees. When including them, the average Apple employee salary is $36,760.


No. 21: Intuit, $126,999

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Intuit CEO Brad Smith.
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Owen Thomas, Business Insider

Employees rate the company: 3.8 out of 5

What it does: Intuit makes accounting software for consumers and small businesses.


No. 20: Nvidia, $127,317

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Wikimedia Commons

Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Nvidia makes chips and other tech for rendering computer graphics, especially the graphics used by videos and video games.


No. 19: Akamai, $129,603

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Akamai/Glassdoor

Employees rate the company: 4 out of 5

What it does: Akamai offers something called a “content delivery network” service that helps big internet sites run faster and more reliably.


No. 18: SanDisk, $130,000

Employees rate the company: 3.2 out of 5

What it does: SanDisk makes memory cards and computer-storage hardware.


No. 17: NetApp, $130,033

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NetApp/Glassdoor

Employees rate the company: 3.5 out of 5

What it does: NetApp makes computer-storage devices.


No. 16: Autodesk, $130,149

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Autodesk/Glassdoor

Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Autodesk offers software for engineers, architects, and designers.


No. 15: eBay, $132,220

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Thomson Reuters

Employees rate the company: 3.6 out of 5

What it does: EBay is one of the most popular online marketplaces for new and used goods.


No. 14: Verisign, $132,475

Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Verisign offers internet security services and domain-name registration.


No. 13: Adobe, $133,322

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Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.
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Justin Sullivan/Getty

Employees rate the company: 4 out of 5

What it does: Adobe makes software for artists, photographers, and designers.


No. 12: Netflix, $134,721

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Ken Ishii/Getty

Employees rate the company: 3.6 out of 5

What it does: Netflix offers a subscription service that streams movies and TV over the internet.


No. 11: Microsoft, $137,000

Employees rate the company: 3.8 out of 5

What it does: Software and consumer tech giant that makes the Windows operating system, Office apps, Xbox gaming console, and other devices and software.


No. 10: Yahoo, $137,011

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Ethan Miller/Getty

Employees rate the company: 3.5 out of 5

What it does: Yahoo is the iconic internet company where you can do everything from check the weather to watch videos.


No. 9: F5 Networks, $138,403

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Glassdoor/F5 Networks

Employees rate the company: 4.2 out of 5

What it does: F5 makes computer-network equipment that helps secure and speed up corporate networks.


No. 8: Cisco, $138,861

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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins.
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Thomson Reuters

Employees rate the company: 3.7 out of 5

What it does: Cisco is the world’s biggest maker of computer-network equipment.


No. 7: Xilinx, $141,448

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Xilinx/Glassdoor

Employees rate the company: 3.4 out of 5

What it does: Designs programmable logic devices such as chips that run in computer networks and wireless devices.


No. 6: Altera, $141,035

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Wikipedia/Mike1024

Employees rate the company: 3.4 out of 5

What it does: Altera is a chip maker that specializes in programmable logic devices, digital circuits with functions that can be altered through software. Intel is in the process of buying Altera for $16.7 billion.


No. 5: Broadcom, $145,084

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Thomson Reuters

Employees rate the company: 3.5 out of 5

What it does: Makes programmable chips used by just about every major hardware maker. Avago is in the process of acquiring Broadcom for $37 billion.


No. 4: Facebook, $146,120

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Thomson Reuters

Employees rate the company: 4.4 out of 5

What it does: World’s largest social network.


No. 3: Salesforce, $151,512

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Best known for its “customer relationship management” app for corporate sales forces, sold as a service over the internet.


No. 2: Google, $153,150

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Justin Sullivan/Getty

Employees rate the company: 4.4 out of 5

What it does: Internet search giant that does everything from smartphone software to work apps to self-driving cars.


No. 1: Juniper Networks, $153,624

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REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Employees rate the company: 3.6 out of 5

What it does: Juniper makes equipment for building and securing computer networks.