Here is how much money techies in Silicon Valley earn

If you think that Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn’s IT employees make truckloads of money, you are correct.

By - March 10, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Payscale has released its salary comparison of technology companies in the United States, which show that Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn’s IT employees receive the highest salaries.

Facebook employees report the highest median early-career salary ($116,800), with LinkedIn and Google coming in second and third.

For mid-career salaries, LinkedIn reigned supreme ($159,600), followed by Google, Facebook, and Apple.

While SpaceX employees are happy that their jobs make the world a better place, they have relatively low early-career salaries of $78,500.

Young guns

The median age at Facebook, LinkedIn, and SpaceX is 29, and only IBM, Oracle, and HP have a median employee age over 33.

“What can we say about most tech workers? They are young, highly paid, and mostly male. If you want to join their numbers, it may be time to learn how to code,” said Payscale.

The tables below provide a look at the salary comparison. The rand value was calculated at $1 = R15.61.

Early-career pay packages
Company Early-career median pay Pay in rand
Facebook $116,800 R1,823,248
LinkedIn $110,800 R1,729,588
Google $106,900 R1,668,709
Microsoft $102,500 R1,600,025
Qualcomm $94,400 R1,473,584
Adobe $91,900 R1,434,559
Apple $91,300 R1,425,193
eBay $88,900 R1,387,729
Intel $85,800 R1,339,338
Cisco $83,800 R1,308,118
Amazon $81,900 R1,278,459
Tesla $81,400 R1,270,654
SpaceX $78,500 R1,225,385
IBM $72,700 R1,134,847
Oracle $71,400 R1,114,554
Samsung $65,900 R1,028,699
HP $65,400 R1,020,894
Mid-career pay packages
Company Mid-career median pay Pay in rand
LinkedIn $159,600 R2,491,356
Google $151,600 R2,366,476
Facebook $149,300 R2,330,573
Apple $145,400 R2,269,694
Samsung $143,000 R2,232,230
Adobe $141,900 R2,215,059
Microsoft $139,700 R2,180,717
eBay $136,000 R2,122,960
Cisco $134,700 R2,102,667
Qualcomm $132,500 R2,068,325
Amazon $130,400 R2,035,544
Intel $129,400 R2,019,934
Oracle $126,400 R1,973,104
Tesla $118,500 R1,849,785
IBM $112,700 R1,759,247
HP $104,200 R1,626,562

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