Special Report

America's Highest Paying Companies

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10. Salesforce
> Average salary: $109,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
> Industry: Software

Salesforce is a cloud based customer relationship management platform. As such, it is imperative that Salesforce has top-tier software — and top-tier software developers. According to the company’s employees, there are several software jobs at Salesforce that pay well over $100,000 annually.

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9. Intuit
> Average salary: $113,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
> Industry: Software

Intuit is a business and finance software company that is perhaps best known for its tax preparation program, Turbo Tax. It is tied with another Mountain View, California-based company, Google, for the eighth highest average annual salary in the country at $113,000. Like many of the other tech companies with relatively high salaries, Intuit has several software engineering and development jobs that typically pay six-figure salaries.

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8. Google
> Average salary: $113,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
> Industry: Technology

Though Google has many businesses, it is most identified with its search engine. But like its dominant position in search, Google also holds the largest market share worldwide in its other products, such as Chrome browser and Android operating system. To keep its No. 1 spot, Google constantly improves on its products and services. According to Payscale, Google’s data scientists have an average annual salary of more than $124,000. Google also pays its software engineers, technical program managers, and sales engineers six-figure salaries.

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7. Facebook
> Average salary: $117,000
> Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA
> Industry: Social media

Even in Silicon Valley, Facebook’s salaries for software engineers stand out. Software engineers earn nearly $122,000 on average working for the social media giant. Its senior software engineers are even better paid, with an average annual salary of $152,800. As a social media platform that thrives on user experience and collects vast amounts of user data, Facebook also employs user experience researchers and data engineers.

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6. eBay
> Average salary: $118,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: San Jose, CA
> Industry: eCommerce

Selling an item on eBay may only net the seller a few dollars, but working for eBay typically pays very well. The e-commerce company is tied for fifth on our list of the highest paying companies in America. The online auction platform employs an array of software engineering and managerial workers that all earn over $133,000 per year on average.

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